Liturgical guidelines for the celebration of funerals have been published by the Office of Liturgy. These guidelines are intended to serve as a pastoral aid to clergy and others who are involved in the planning and celebration of the funeral rites within the Archdiocese of New York. Topics covered include: ministry to families at a time of loss, times when the celebration of a funeral Liturgy Outside Mass is appropriate, cremation, words of remembrance, and memorial Masses. This document may be accessed and downloaded from the Liturgy Office website.
New Guidelines for the Celebration of Funerals
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