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Catholic Church Hymns for Funerals

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Hymns play an important role in Catholic funeral masses, reaffirming the meaning of the service while allowing mourners to reflect and relate. Selecting Catholic funeral hymns for a funeral can seem daunting, since there are many options.... Read full article

A Child’s View of a Funeral

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As a child, I remember attending the funeral mass at church for my grandmother. Even though I was only 5 years old, I look back on it with great detail. I recall sitting on the hard wooden pew, listening to the priest speak for what felt like forever... Read full article

Bereavement: How to Help

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A period of bereavement is a difficult time for any family. Sometimes it is hard to know what to say or do to comfort those in bereavement. Death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. Bereavement cards and bereavement flowers may help.... Read full article

Cremation Memorials: Urns and Memorial Keepsakes

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Following cremation, families must decide how to honor the remains of their loved one. Options range from cremation burial to scattering of ashes to a cremation memorial. A cremation memorial is a physical way to keep and honor the cremated remains.... Read full article

Compare Cremation Costs to Burial Costs

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With cemetery property in short supply, the cost of burial continues to rise. Compared with burial costs, cremation costs are more affordable and the ancillary costs are minimal.... Read full article

A Prepaid Cremation

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The benefits of prepaid cremation are significant. A loving, dignified tribute is planned without subjecting yourself or your family to uncomfortable financial debt. Cremation planning includes researching options and finding a reputable funeral home... Read full article

Authorizing a Cremation in Illinois

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In Illinois, all dispositions of remains, whether it’s for a funeral or a cremation, fall under the Disposition of Remains Act - Chapter 755 ILCS 65. Illinois state law makes no differentiation between arranging a cremation or arranging a funeral.... Read full article

Buddhist Funeral Traditions

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Although funeral customs within the Buddhist religions differ, every Buddhist shares a basic philosophy of life and death that is very different from Western beliefs.... Read full article

Create a Healing Funeral with These Four “Rs”

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Has anyone in your family told you “Don’t have a funeral for me when I’m gone?" People who make such requests are really doing a disservice to the people who love them. Humans need rituals to mark life cycle events.... Read full article

Attending a Veteran's Funeral

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A veteran's memorial service often differs significantly from the average civilian's service. Veterans Funeral Care is accepting flags that are no longer worthy of display at any of their locations across the U.S.... Read full article