Can there be a Catholic funeral without the body present?


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I would like to be buried in a plain pine box (or even a shroud - the Trappists do it) and then interred without being embalmed. I would like to be buried in a green cemetery. Because the body would need to be buried within 48 hours of death, could I still be given a Catholic memorial Mass after I am buried if one cannot be arranged before? I am a devout Catholic but have very little resources (only Social Security) and also believe this is the right thing to do to preserve the planet and keep the body intact.
Thank you.


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