Easter obligation & a funeral


#1

Hello, i am going to a funeral that will take place on Easter Sunday, will this fullfill my obligation to go mass for the Easter Vigil? Its in the morning.


#2

There is going to be a Catholic funeral Mass on Easter?


#3

As far i know i think its Sunday but it could be Monday, i am unsure as of yet. It may only be a funeral rite not a mass. I guess that answers my question , i will go to mass on Saturday night or on Sunday after the funeral rite. Thanks :slight_smile:


#4

Catholics do not hold funeral Masses on Easter Sunday or any other Sunday. I am sure you have misunderstood the times.


#5

Yes i probably have misunderstood, but i didn’t know that about Sunday, thanks for enlightening me. God bless.


#6

Also:

To my knowledge, no particular person has an *obligation *to go the Easter Vigil (but we are obligated to assist at Mass either on Easter day or the preceding evening).

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#7

It’s highly irregular to have a funeral on a Sunday at all, much less Easter Sunday! :eek:

Either it’s another denomination, or a wake in some other church, or you have the dates mixed up.
Peace to you.


#8

Well thanks for all the info. I was mistaken, the Catholic funeral was held on Easter Sunday, except there was no funeral mass because we had Easter mass which was great, there was a short funeral rite in the afternoon. The priest said it is a privilege for any Catholic to be laid to rest on Easter Sunday.


#9

It’s not permitted to have a funeral Mass on Easter. You can have a funeral rite outside of Mass.

ANY Mass fulfills the holy day of obligation, including funerals and weddings.


#10

It would be more accurate to say Catholics rarely hold funeral masses on Sunday.

The only example I know of offhand was the Mass of Repose for John Paul II.


#11

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