Florence Isaacs's Blog – April 2011 Archive (1)

Funeral in Another Faith - Catholic Funerals

Q. I am going to a funeral mass for a friend’s elderly mother, who died after a long illness. This is my first Catholic funeral—I am not Catholic myself—and I feel uneasy about what to do (or not do) during the service. Can you give me some guidance? Also, do I have to attend the wake, as well as the funeral? Would it be disrespectful to skip the wake? 

 

A. Any funeral can be anxiety-provoking. We’re forced to confront issues of…

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