Funeral mass

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  Can we celebrate a funeral on a Sunday in Lent?

A:  Yes, but not a funeral mass. A funeral without mass is permitted. The idea is that everyone goes to the parish Sunday mass to celebrate the Lent Sunday in its integrity. Then the mourners regather for a liturgy of the word with the funeral rites. At that celebration, you are free to choose the scripture readings from the lectionary’s section on funerals, and the presider offers the appropriate prayers.

When a funeral is celebrated without mass, a mass for the repose of the soul of the deceased should be offered at the earliest convenience.