When your loved one has died, it is important to know what you need to do next.
Your first step would be to make contact with a funeral company. Funerals are arranged at a time that is suitable to the priest, the family and the funeral company. The following funeral companies are familiar with and support our Churches, however any funeral company should be able to help you.
Ann Wilson Funerals 99795978 or 9971 4224
Gregory & Carr Funerals - 9999 1522
Peninsular Funerals - 9999 5211
Once a time for the funeral celebration has been set, it is important to meet with the priest to begin making arrangements for the funeral. An appointment with the priest can be made by contacting the parish secretary on 9997 7311 (ext 0). At this meeting, the priest will provide you with all the resources to assist with the preparation of the funeral liturgy.
We are here to help you make this time as easy as possible for you, and can even prepare and print the funeral service booklets for you at a minimum cost.
Please don't hesitate to contact us on 9997 7311 (ext 0) or by emailing the Parish Secretary if you have any questions.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have published a document with guidance about burying the deceased and conserving ashes in the case of cremation. This document can be downloaded below.