Funerals

Funerals

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The loss of a loved one is a very personal and trying experience.

As you prepare to make funeral arrangements, the first call to make is to the Assumption Parish Office. 303.288.2442 x.100

Contact: Sandy Howard email: showard(at)assumptiondenver.org

If you need, we can help you determine the preparations for a beautiful celebration of the life of your loved one. Whether it is to schedule a Mass, a Communion Service or a Rosary, we are here to comfort you and your family.

Consider these initial preparations

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  • Contact the Funeral Home.
  • Set the Date and Time of the Funeral.
  • Meet with Parish Staff to Confirm Arrangements.
Funeral Mass Preparations

Our staff is very helpful in assisting with the following decisions:

  • Rosary Recital
  • Prayers
  • Readings
  • Liturgical Music
  • Eulogy or Preparation Assistance
  • Gift Bearers
  • Eucharist Ministers
Cremation

Disposition of the body of deceased Catholics by means of cremation is a fairly recent development. In 1963, instruction issued by the Holy Office (Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, USCCB) stated the preference of burying the bodies of the faithful departed, but allowance was made for cremation in cases of necessity as long as it was not chosen as a sign of denial of Christian teaching, especially that of the resurrection of the dead and the immortality of the soul.

Please contact the parish office if a cremation of your loved one is the planned disposition of the body. The Liturgy will be prepared and facilitated by the parish office staff.

Prayer for the Dead
God our Father, Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends, and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen.