WE REMEMBER, WE CELEBRATE, WE BELIEVE!
The One who goes back to the House of the Father does not need anything except our prayer!
The ultimate way of prayer in the Catholic Church is the Eucharist where we remember the very sacrifice of Jesus who died for our salvation!
During the celebration of the Mass we honor God and we thank Him for the gift of the one whose soul we commend to him!
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Starting at the hospital, home, or hospice, you can request to have your loved one be anointed by the Priest. Fr. Mark can go and provide the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
The Anointing of the Sick brings spiritual healing through the absolution of sins, and the hoped-for effect is that, if it is God’s will, the person be physically healed of illness. That is why it is very important that the person receiving this sacrament is to be aware of it. Family members should not wait until the last minute when their loved one is unconscious to request this sacrament.
CONTACT THE FUNERAL HOME
When ready for funeral preparations, the first thing to do is to contact the funeral home who will be handling the service and let them know that you want to have the Holy Mass of Resurrection at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Trying to help our families cope during this sensitive time, we have developed a close relationship with all funeral homes in town. They all have our Liturgy Planner’s contact number for your convenience. Once the legal process is completed, either the funeral home or the person who has the LEGAL POWER OF ATTORNEY will set up an appointment for the family to meet with Edgar who will walk them through all the details for the celebration of the Holy Mass of Resurrection.
Keep in mind that funerals are not the only celebrations we have in the community. To provide a better and more efficient service, ALL funeral masses are celebrated from Tuesday to Friday at 10:00 a.m.
To preserve the solemnity of the celebration of the Holy Mass of Resurrection, Holy Family has an extensive list of hymnals approved by the Church. We have put extensive effort to make liturgical music a dignifying contribution to honor God and thank him for the life and soul of a loved one who has gone back to the house of the Father. The celebration of the Holy Mass is not a performance, which is why our music director reviews and approves all music.
VIGIL, ROSARY & EULOGIES
Rosary and Eulogies at the church will only be allowed the night before a funeral after a Vigil service has been done by a Deacon. The source and summit of our faith as Catholics is the Holy Eucharist, a devotion like the rosary should never take precedence over the Mass. Bishop has asked and required that the rosary not replace the vigil. So, a rosary may only be prayed after a vigil service has taken place. That is why when a rosary is requested at the church, a vigil service must precede it. The vigil will ALWAYS be prayed the night before except for Sundays. A rosary can take place at the church the night before by Deacon Robert Sanchez at 7:00p.m. or a different time by an available deacon.
In the same way as the rosary, a eulogy is not considered a liturgical part of the celebration of the Holy Mass of Resurrection. To preserve the centrality of the Mass, a good moment for a eulogy can be after the Vigil Service and rosary or at the funeral home, but NEVER during the Mass.
Holy Family Parish Office: 719-564-2696
Edgar Millan: 719-289-2787
Rev. Mark Bettinger: 719-564-2696
Alex Craciun: 719-564-2696
Deacon Robert Sanchez: 719-564-2696
FUNERAL HOMES IN PUEBLO, CO.
ANGELUS CHAPEL MORTUARIES
1101 East Evans Avenue Pueblo, CO 81004 | (719) 544-4368
ROMERO FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
110 Cleveland Street, Pueblo, CO 81004 | (719) 583-1313
IMPERIAL FUNERAL HOME
5450 West State Highway 78, Pueblo, CO 81005 | (719) 564-0920
T.G. MCCARTHY FUNERAL HOME
329 Goodnight Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004 | (719) 543-5611
ROSELAWN FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY
1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo, CO 81006 | (719) 542-2934
MONTGOMERY & STEWARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS, INC.
1317 North Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003 | (719) 542–1552