Funerals

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The Christian funeral is a liturgical celebration of the Church. The ministry of the Church in this instance aims at expressing efficacious communion with the deceased, at the participation in that communion of the community gathered for the funeral, and at the proclamation of eternal life into the community.  (Catechism of the Catholic Church n.1680)
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All the Sacraments, and principally those of Christian initiation, have as their goal the last Passover of the child of God which, through death, leads him into the life of the Kingdom. Then what he confessed in faith and hope will be fulfilled: “ I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 1680)


Funerals at St James are arranged with and for the Family of Parishioners of the Parish and done so by appointment. 

It is customary to make an offering to the Church on the occasion of a funeral. 

Due to the fire at St James church, funerals are not celebrated at the parish but are celebrated at a neighbouring parish, usually St Joan of Arc. 

For further information about arranging Funerals in the Parish, please contact the Parish Office on 9596 1334.

 

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