FUNERALS

Order of Christian Burials 

As an assembly of Christian believers, we are invited to focus our lives on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At the time of death of a Christian, the church community gathers to celebrate the Order of Christian Funerals (OCF) in order to:

  • “offer worship, praise, and thanksgiving to God for the gift of a life which has now been returned to God, the author of life and hope of the just;” (Order of Christian Funerals, number 5)

  • intercede on behalf of the deceased and “to commend the dead to God’s merciful love” and to plead for the forgiveness of their sins; (Order of Christian Funerals,number 6)

  • minister to the sorrowing and to console them “with the comforting Word of God and the sacrament of the Eucharist.” (Order of Christian Funerals, number 4)

Funeral

Planning Resources

Funeral Planner:  Worksheet to help with planning.

Funeral Readings: Choose one reading from each group of selections. 

Suggested Music

Sacred Heart Church

(320) 251-8115

2875 10th Ave NE, Sauk Rapids MN 56379

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