What to expect for a Catholic Funeral Service in Singapore
For Roman Catholics, their life does not end with death. At the end of their life journey, a funeral is held by the Catholic community. In Singapore, a funeral Mass (Requiem Mass) is held at their parish church.
Before the funeral Mass, a wake is held for family and friends to come together and pray for the soul of the departed. Catholic funeral wakes in Singapore can be held at a funeral parlour, a void deck, in the home, or at church.
During the Vigil service, prayers and words of support are offered to help ease the loss. The Divine Mercy Chaplet and recitation of the Rosary may be accompanied by other passages from the Holy Bible to intercede for the soul of the dearly-departed to be granted eternal rest.
Funerals are often a time of distress, and the necessary arrangements for a proper funeral service can be overwhelming. The Life Celebrant understands the challenges of coordinating multiple tasks to arrange a proper and dignified Catholic funeral service.
Funeral services for Roman Catholics can last up to three days in Singapore and can be broken down into four parts.
● Point of Passing
● The Wake/ Vigil Service
● Funeral Service & Memorial Mass
● Rites of Committal
The Rite of Committal is the last process in a Catholic funeral service. Two options— burial or cremation—are available to Roman Catholics. If cremation is chosen, Catholics believe that all the remains of the departed should be interred in one place.