WHAT ARE THE CURRENT GUIDELINES FOR FUNERALS ?
- A Funeral Service of the Word and Commendation (but not a Requiem Mass) can take place in any Church that is ready for opening from Monday 6th July.
- To prevent the possibility of infections spreading these should be small family gatherings, bearing in mind the agreed safe capacity of the church.
- Coffins cannot be touched and must not have any objects placed on them.
- Holy Water may be used, but not incense.
The Archdiocese has produced a prayer resource for those who cannot attend funerals. Click here and has sourced some resources for those bereaved. https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/bereavement
Redemptorist Publications have recorded a Requiem Mass which you may take comfort from.