As an extension of your parish, Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Homes provides a continuity of services, fulfilling the Church’s mission to bury the dead and comfort the mourning. As a ministry of the Diocese of Phoenix, it participates in the sacramental life of the faithful, providing the services and support necessary to accompany the deceased into eternal life.
Because the Parish is “without doubt, the most important locus in which the Christian community is formed and expressed” (GDC 257) Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Homes seeks to serve parishes in their evangelistic and catechetical mission to bring all souls in their care to a relationship with Christ.
Videos: To help parishes articulate the beauty of a Catholic funeral liturgy.
Why a Catholic Funeral #1
Why a Catholic Funeral #2
The Three Sacred Moments
To help parishes teach about death, the Resurrection and the hope provided by a Christian burial.
- We Believe in the Resurrection (Download complete PDF here)
- PreK-1st Grade: Death & The Resurrection
- 2nd Grade: Praying for the Dead
- 3rd Grade: Christian Burial
- 4th,5th & 6th Grade: The Corporal Works of Mercy: Burying the Dead
- 7th & 8th Grade: New Life After Death
- High School – The Beauty of the Funeral Liturgy
- RCIA and Adult: Catholic Funerals
We have a variety of print materials available for your parish. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to request any copies of the materials below.
Preplanning Guide – please specify English or Spanish. Cremation English | Spanish