The service for a Catholic funeral lasts anywhere from half an hour to an hour. Attendees of the vigil or viewing before the funeral service should plan to stay for at least 10 minutes. A graveside ceremony, which follow... More » Holidays & Celebrations

A Catholic memorial Mass is a service to honor a deceased person when the body or cremated remains are not present. It is usually celebrated within 30 days of the death after the deceased is buried elsewhere. More » World View Religion Christianity

Some common hymns for Roman Catholic funerals are "Ave Maria," "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art," "Prayer of St. Francis" and "On Eagle's Wings." Hymns for a funeral mass are sung at the same points as in a Sunday ma... More » Holidays & Celebrations
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Only take photos at a funeral if the family requests photography or gives permission. Avoid using flash, and try to move throughout the room discretely and respectfully. Give those in mourning plenty of space and sensiti... More » Holidays & Celebrations