Pastoral Care Project - Instructions For My Funeral Mass
My Funeral Mass Instructions
“Stay awake and stand ready” are our Lord’s words to us and one effective way of doing so is to complete the newly revised document “My Funeral Mass Instructions.” It provides the opportunity for each of us to give clear instructions as regards our funeral arrangements. This is particularly helpful when those responsible for making our funeral arrangements are not sure how to fulfil our wishes, or in the situation where there may be possible misunderstandings between family members. It is a real act of charity to make clear your wishes for your own funeral to family members or next of kin.My Funeral Mass Instructions Document Flyer
The two charities, Redemptorist Publications and the Pastoral Care Project in partnership have produced "My Funeral Mass Instructions", with special consideration given to the "Pastoral Care of the Sick and the Dying" page. This is helpful when completing the ReSPECT Form used GPs and healthcare providers during assessment for personal or palliative care.
To ensure every person, parish or care provider has copies of My Funeral Mass Instructions document please click the link https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/my-funeral-mass-instructions generous discounts are available for bulk orders and individuals can buy copies for themselves or their families.
How do we ensure everyone has access to the My Funeral Mass and Care of the Sick/Dying Document, and at the same time are able to fill it in?
This is where parishes could assist, by providing a visiting service especially where an individual may have physical or sensory difficulties.
It can be also be a visit where faith is deepened, as they may wish to talk about their own faithful departed bringing about a sense of reassurance and comfort for them. Concluding the visit by saying together the prayer in the document by Saint John Henry Newman, 'May the Lord Support Us All the Day Long’ or from the new Dementia family Prayer card. Funeral Resources rpbooks pages . Additional resources are available to assist individuals and parish groups including videos by the late Monsignor Paul Watson contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The sale of My Funeral Mass Instructions Document and the Dementia family Prayer card supports the Pastoral Care Project charitable work. We thank RPbooks for this partnership.
The Pastoral Care Project experienced this firsthand from visiting care homes that residents wanted to talk about their funeral and end of life, talking about their faith was life-giving for them and us. On several visits people suffering with dementia shared their anxiety with us, not knowing what was going to happen to them when they died - there was no one with whom they could discuss this.
We felt we had to respond, and in 1999 along with a care home manager we designed an end of life care and funeral wishes form for care homes. It has come a long way since then, producing a parish and then diocesan version. Then in 2012 it was approved by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales and launched by Bishop David McGough Press Release for wider distribution in every diocese.
Instructions for my Funeral Mass has the approval of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales.