Long story and a question

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Long story and a question
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Sat, 06-12-2004 - 9:17pm

My husband's grandmother is dying, slowly.

Kim mom to Brad, Matt, Emma, Sarah, and Meagan

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Sun, 06-13-2004 - 12:51am
I'm sure Bro. Rich will come through with the definitive answer.

It would seem that you could have a choice like you do with a wedding - just the funeral service or the funeral service + the mass. That being said, every Catholic funeral I've been to has had the Mass celebrated, too.

I hope peace comes to your DH's grandmother and the other family members as well.

Karen

 


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Sun, 06-13-2004 - 6:58am

I was just thinking of br.rich here too ;).

 

 

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Tue, 06-15-2004 - 3:14am

Kim I am very sorry to hear about your dh's grandmother.

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Tue, 06-15-2004 - 9:05am
I think Catholics go through a time emotionally during spiritual struggles, that needs renewing in faith. Catholics will pour their hearts out about the sick & dying. Like your grandparents, they must be overwhelming experiences, so can't tell if you need sympathy, or just a listening ear.

I love Catholic funerals b/c of the time spent in prayer, thanks, & support of family & friends. Is there ever a time when this happens? It's why I believe so much in the sacraments at our Church. It's a time that we share with each other ~ our hopes, dreams & reconciliations with each other.

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Tue, 06-15-2004 - 9:39am
I am not dealing with her.

Kim mom to Brad, Matt, Emma, Sarah, and Meagan

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Tue, 06-15-2004 - 12:42pm

Kim, I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for but Why Do Catholics Do That? has a lot of interesting information on Catholic funerals and why they seem out of sync with secular and even other religious funerals.


From the book:

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." - Thomas Jeff

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Wed, 06-16-2004 - 6:42pm
See you all did just fine without me. I would suggest obtaining EVERYONE obtain a workbook called "Now and at the Hour of Our Death" published by LTP ISBN 1-56854-286-0