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“… and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

Revelations 21:4

The Funeral Ministry of The Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle provides support for those grieving the loss of a loved one and endeavors to be a source of love, emotional and spiritual comfort, encouragement, and hope for the bereaved. 
If you have recently lost a loved one and would to speak to someone about planning a funeral, please contact the parish office at 727-347-9702.

Funeral Planning

We believe the Funeral Mass is the central element of Catholic funerals. The Funeral Mass is a prayer for God’s mercy for the deceased and a solace for the living, including the entire faith community.

In coordination with the pastoral staff, the family of the deceased, and the funeral director chosen by the family, we coordinate the details for the location and the time for the visitation, the Funeral Mass, and the burial or internment.

The following resources may help with end of life and funeral planning.

End of Life Planning

Funeral Liturgy Planning

Scripture Readings for the Funeral Mass

Funeral Music List

Questions about Cremation

Grief and Bereavement Support