For the believer, says the liturgy, life is changed, not ended. While death can bring about so much grief and sorrow, it is also the pivot from the struggle of life on earth, through Christ, to the paradise of heaven. In the midst of sadness, there is hope. Catholic parishioners have every reason to articulate their plans for their own funerals. This document is here to assist in making those choices known to surviving family and friends.

If you’re visiting this page at the time of the death of a loved one, the people of Saint Peter Cathedral offer our sincere and prayerful sympathy as you grieve. This Funeral Planning document is intended to assist families and friends in making good choices at the sad time of a Catholic person’s death. The Cathedral Staff stands ready to assist in any way we can. Readings can be viewed by going here. Choose the book and then the chapter.