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Order of Christian Funerals

There are three rites provided by the church in the Order of Christian Funerals.

First is the Vigil Service celebrated on the afternoon or evening before the funeral, typically starting with saying the Rosary.

Next, the Funeral Mass is the central rite celebrated in the church with family and friends.

Lastly, the third rite is a service called the Rite of Committal at graveside.

To make funeral arrangements, call Fr. John Henderson at (503) 639-4179  ext. 112.

Volunteers help provide coffee, punch & cookies and serve as hosts at the funeral reception, assisting with set-up, serving and clean-up.  Contact the Parish Office at 503-639-4179 ext. 0 if planning a reception after the funeral.

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