“He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death and no more mourning or sadness or pain.”
Catholic belief in death as the entrance to eternity, hope in the resurrection, recognition in the value of prayer for the deceased, reverence for the body which remains and the sense of mystery and sacredness which surround the end of earthly life are all reflected in the church’s care for the deceased and the family and community that survives them. Private liturgical prayer, meditation, reflection and liturgical rites connected with the funeral and committal unite us to the Lord’s Paschal Mystery and expresses our hope of eternal union with almighty God. (Source: Guidelines for Christian Burials, RCAV)
Resources and guides to help cope with death, dying and funerals can be found at the RCAV. org website
For questions on funeral planning or to schedule an appointment with our Parish Priest, please contact the parish office at 604-463-7148 during Parish Office Hours.