Mass of Christian Burial
A reminder from Catholic Cemeteries in the Diocese of Wilmington: The church teaches that the dying must be given attention and care to help them live their last moments with dignity and peace. The prayers of their relatives and friends help them prepare to meet God. Once a person has died, their body must be treated with respect and charity, in faith and hope of the Resurrection. The burial of the dead is a corporal work of mercy. Prayer for the dying and dead is a spiritual work of mercy. Preparing for our death and funeral are gifts we give to those we leave behind. The experienced family service staff at our diocesan Catholic cemeteries, Cathedral and All Saints in New Castle County and Gate of Heaven in Sussex County can provide you with the practical advice you need. For more information, visit the web at cathcemde.com or call the cemetery office.