Monday, July 13, 2020

Funeral Guidelines

The issue of funerals for those who have died from the Coronavirus has arisen. The funeral homes are asking. You may have noticed the number of infections and deaths in Marshall County has increased.

The Diocese of Fort Wayne--South Bend has published some guidelines as of May 8 for both funerals and wedding liturgies.

The short version is that they involve pretty much what is required for other liturgies: social distancing, masking, encouraging those over 65 or with underlying issues (obesity, diabetes, lung problems, etc.) to not assist, discouraging older priests from presiding (asking younger priests to).

These are difficult times. We have challenges to face together.
We need to face them, realizing that we must consider the safety and needs of all.

"God bless us--every one!"