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The Catholic Community  of St. John Neumann
A Christian Church of the Catholic Tradition
Califon, NJ

 
 
The Rite of Christian Burial is rich in tradition and ritual. While we tend to focus on the Funeral Mass, the Rite of Christian Burial consist of three liturgies, the Vigil for the Deceased (wake service), the Funeral Liturgy (Mass) and the Rite of Committal (burial). Each has a distinctive purpose and aids in the process of healthy grieving.
 
Rich in history and ritual, the Catholic funeral ceremony helps us acknowledge the reality of death, provides support to mourners, gives testimony to the life of the deceased, encourages the expression of grief in ways,  allows for the embracing of faith and beliefs about life and death, and offers continuity and hope for the living.
 
We are here to help you.  Contact us to talk and prepare arrangements for your loved one and your family.  We are available to help you during this difficult time. 
 
 
 
 
    Parish Office                                                                Coughlins Funeral                                                             Martins Funeral
(908) 832-2513                                              (908) 832-2414                                             (908) 735-7180
                                                             http://coughlinfuneralhome.com/                               http://martinfh.com/

funeral ministry