Celebration of life

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  A dear friend of my wife and mine passed the other day and we were invited to a “celebration of life”at his bible church and we were wondering if we are allowed to attend?


A:  I’m sorry to learn of the death of your dear friend.

Yes, Catholics are permitted and encouraged to take part in worship with other Christians. We are not permitted to share communion with them, but we may certainly participate in celebrations such as this.

May your friend rest in peace.