For those who feel lost or forgotten and worried about coming to the end of their life and haven't let anyone know their deepest wishes, this document may help.
The Instructions for my Funeral Mass document came about because of one Catholic resident in a care home who was traumatised when she wasn't offered the option of a Funeral Mass when being assessed for care.
More information can be found in the following leaflet - Pastoral Care of the Sick and Instructions for my Funeral Mass Information Leaflet click here (PDF 557kb)
National Document Launch
Approved by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and launched as a national document in 2012 by Bishop David McGough Press Release (PDF 116kb) There is a consistent demand for copies in many dioceses.
"comfort and reassurance when we needed it most" Read more (PDF 248 kb)
Ordering Copies of Instructions for my Funeral Mass
Instructions for my Funeral Mass can be purchased by parishes through our Online shop for less than £1.00 a copy and can be made readily available for everyone in parish piety shops. Individuals can also purchase single copies direct from our Online shop.
For deanery bulk orders please contact the Pastoral Care Project on 01675 434035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Download Order Form (PDF, 869kb)
One of the most important benefits of completing Instructions for my Funeral Mass is that if you move elsewhere it will still be recognised as it has the approval of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales unlike individual parish ones.
Please would you consider the Pastoral Care Project as your chosen charity for funeral donations.