OCF 20: Undertakers

Work with people who provide service in the care of the body and the arrangements for the funeral liturgies:

20. In countries or regions where an undertaker, and the family or community, carries out the preparation and transfer of the body, the pastor and ministers are to ensure that the undertakers appreciate the values and beliefs of the Christian community.

The family and friends of the deceased should not be excluded from taking part in the services sometimes provided by undertakers, for example, the preparation and laying out of the body.

How often does this last part happen, that the family is invited to assist?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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