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.