What To Do When A Loved One Dies
Your priorities may vary, but survivors want to assure their loved one's end of life wishes are met, as well as have the opportunity to say goodbye.
When you have been notified that your loved one is ready to be taken into our care, contact the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary at 303-425-9511.
Use this simple guide to help you through difficulty of losing a loved one.
Meet with the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary:
Meet with the parish priest or a pastoral staff member to:
- Discuss dates and time for the funeral services.
- We will assist you with coordinating with your Parish Priest, Deacon, Minister or other Clergy person.
- Meet with the Funeral Director and arrange the funeral services.
- Burial or cremation
- Casket or urn
- Memorial folders
- Guest book
- Obituary options
- Transportation; escorts and limousines
- Attire of the deceased for the funeral
- Other available options
- Confirm the date and time of the funeral services.
- Vigil: The community assembling in prayer, the evening before or morning of the Funeral Liturgy.
- Funeral Liturgy: The liturgy of the Word and The Eucharistic Sacrifice.
- Rite of Committal: A farewell to the deceased is their final "commendation to God" by the Church.
Meet with the Catholic cemetery:
- Select and purchase the burial location (if not pre-arranged).
- Discuss the details of the Committal Service and confirm the date and time that it will be held.