Catholic Service Explanation

Catholic Services

Northwood Funeral Home has a strong relationship with the Catholic Church within our community. Whether you are a parishioner of Mary Immaculate, St. Ann, St. John Fisher, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Paul of the Cross, St. Clare, St. Patrick, or the Cathedral of St. Igantius Loyola, we can assist you with all your funeral planning and needs, as we have served and supported these churches in the past. If you do not have a parish church in our community, we can still assist with your funeral mass needs, as we have the local knowledge and relationship to contact churches, priests and deacons within our community that can assist with your funeral services.

Catholic Funeral Home in West Palm Beach/North Palm Beach area
 A Catholic funeral mass can be one of the most moving rites of the Church. The funeral mass is steeped in centuries of tradition, and offer hope in eternal life and the body’s resurrection. During the funeral, this is a moment to reflect on faith, God, and prayer, while gathering together. While there are many traditional aspects to a funeral mass, there are many choices to be made. For example, which Biblical passages will you read and what music will be played? Many families will consult with the parish priest regarding these decisions. Sometimes, families receive assistance from both the parish priest and a knowledgeable catholic funeral home. Northwood Funeral Home offers Catholic funeral services in the West Palm Beach/North Palm Beach area. If you are in the process of planning a Catholic funeral, let Northwood Funeral Home assist you with this process. We are the only family owned funeral home in the West Palm Beach/North Palm Beach area, and are not affiliated with the corporate conglomerate SCI/Dignity Memorial provider.

Catholic Funeral Services: Many Options
Modern Catholic funerals involve many choices to be made. Cremation is permitted, but cremains are buried or entombed. Families will need to decide whether to cremate or to  bury a loved one. Whether you choose to cremate or bury, you can choose to have a viewing beforehand. Families will need to decide whether they want the funeral to involve a mass. Northwood Funeral Home is a funeral parlor in the area that can help you navigate these choices, knowledgeably, and economically. 
Even if you choose to have a funeral mass celebrated,  which will be arranged in consultation with your parish priest, many families also choose to hold a vigil. A Catholic vigil can be a beautiful moment to reflect and pray together with family and friends. Wakes and viewings allow family and friends to reflect on the gift of the loved one’s life and to honor that gift. There are Catholic liturgical rites that can also take place during your vigil and wake. During the wake and vigil sometimes family and friends practice a loved one’s favorite devotions, such as the recitation of the Rosary. The vigil is also a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to offer eulogies to the person who has passed.
Choosing a cemetery is an important part of this process. Many families choose the consecrated ground of a Catholic cemetery, such as Our Lady Queen of Peace, which is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach. This is your loved one’s final resting place.
If you are planning a Catholic funeral, contact Northwood Funeral Home today. Our Catholic funeral services guide you through every step of the way. Planning a funeral can be an involved process, but you don’t need to do it alone. Let the compassionate and caring Catholic funeral providers at Northwood Funeral Home help you.
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"The old order has passed away:
welcome them into paradise,
where there will be no sorrow, nor weeping, or pain,
but fullness of peace and joy
with your Son and the Holy Spirit
forever and ever, Amen."

Traditional Catholic Prayer

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