The church offers us three services at the time of death in the family, each service builds on the other.

  1. The Vigil Service
  2. The Funeral Mass
  3. The Rite of Committal (Burial)
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Please contact the Church Office by calling 561-278-1280.

Vigil Service

At the Vigil Service, usually conducted either in the funeral home or in the parish church on the eve of the Funeral Mass, the faithful keep watch with the family in prayer to the God of mercy and find strength in Christ’s presence. The Vigil is a Scripture or Evening Prayer Service. This service is […]

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Funeral Mass

The tradition of the Church has always been the celebration of the Mass with the body present. This is the norm and it is encouraged that all have the Funeral Mass with the body present. Christians respect and honor the body of the dead, which in Baptism became the Temple of the Holy Spirit. The […]

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Rite of Committal

For the final disposition of the body, it is the ancient Christian custom to bury or entomb the bodies of the dead in a cemetery, which means “resting place”. The Rite of Committal is the conclusion of the funeral rites and may be celebrated beside the open grave or place of interment. The faithful express […]

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Funeral Planning

Steps of Funeral Planning The Funeral Mass may not be celebrated in funeral homes or cemetery chapels. Funerals may be celebrated any day except solemnities of obligation, on Holy Thursday and during the Paschal Triduum and the Sundays of Advent, Lent and the Easter Season. In the Diocese of Palm Beach, it is the pastoral […]

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Reading & Music Choices for the Family Readings First Reading—Old Testament Readings: Choose One A Reading from the Book of Wisdom (3:1-6, 9) A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (25:6, 7-9) A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah (43:1-7) A Reading from Ecclesiastes (3:1-12) A Reading from the Book of Lamentations (3:17-18, 22-26) […]

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