When families are in the midst of grieving a loved one’s death, it is often difficult to make decisions regarding funeral arrangements. In addition to working out practical matters, the family usually wishes that they knew the desires of the one who died.
Take this opportunity to make plans for your funeral service. It is not morbid, but gives you an opportunity to express your faith at a time when your relatives need your help. You may wish to complete this form on your own or together with your spouse or a relative or friend. After you have completed it, make copies and give them to a few different people for safekeeping as well as returning a copy for the Parish Clergy. In making these decisions now, you will be giving a gift to those who will grieve after your death.