The Catholic funeral rites celebrate the mystery of our life, death and resurrection in Christ.  Through Baptism we enter into this mystery.  We live our lives in the hope of sharing eternal life with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit when we complete our passage through death.  For us Christians, death in Christ results in life in greater abundance.  This new life, like a seed, was planted in us at Baptism, flowered during our lifetime, and at death yields a rich harvest.  Faith in this mystery should motivate people arranging the funeral of a loved one.  With this in mind, and praying with you in this time of grief, we present to you the funeral guidelines for our parish.