Funerals

Funeral Liturgy – please contact the priest of your area via the Parish Centre.

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Funeral Arrangements

The loss of a family member, friend or loved one brings a sense of grief, loss and change to all our lives. We wish to be there in whatever way we can to support people who are bereaved.

Contact with priest:

The first person to contact when making funeral arrangements is the undertaker who will inform the priests of the funeral arrangements. The priest responsible for the funeral will be the priest with pastoral responsibility for that area of the parish. It is important to make contact with him as soon as possible to discuss preparations for the removal and the Funeral Mass. He will help with the choice of readings/prayers/music for the Mass.

Removal to the Church:

The removal to the Church usually takes place the evening before the Funeral Mass at a time agreed between family and parish. If the family prefer, removal can be just prior to the funeral Mass. A priest will recite the Rosary and prayers in the Funeral Home or Residence of deceased fifteen minutes before the time of repose. It is important that funerals arrive at the Church on time for the convenience of all.

Funeral Mass

Funeral Weekday Mass Times:

Cathedral: 11.00am
Bothar na Naomh: 10.00am

Funeral Sunday Mass Times:

Cathedral: 12.00 Noon
Bothar na Naomh: 11.30am

It is important that the funeral mass be well prepared between the family and the celebrant beforehand. Appropriate scripture reading should be chosen and proclaimed well. Sometimes immediate family members, because of their grief and pain, are not ready to read, and this should be given to others. Music enhances all liturgy and helps greatly in the celebration of Funerals. During the liturgy it is important that appropriate hymns are used. Secular music is not encouraged. At the beginning of the mass family members may be invited to bring symbols of their loved ones to the sanctuary. Only the Bread and Wine should be brought forward at the Offertory time.

Burial:
The celebrant of the mass will accompany the family to the graveside for the final prayers of committal.

Thurles Undertakers

 

Dan Ryan, Croke Street, Thurles. Tel: 0504-21704/ 086 1751772
Dan Kennedy, Dublin Road, Thurles. Tel: 0504 23422/ 087 9253431
Seamus Power, Moyne Road, Thurles. Tel: 0504 23393/ 087 2752722
Denis Egan, Willowmere Drive, Thurles. Tel: 0504 22729.