It’s really important, especially if your family are not practising Catholics, that you make your wishes known for funeral arrangements following your death. Nothing can be presumed! It’s very sad indeed when a regular, committed Catholic has a simple funeral service at the Crematorium, rather than a Mass, because family members (with the best will in the world) don’t know any better. There are, from today, available in the Parish Shop, leaflets (‘Instructions for my Funeral Mass’), produced by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and endorsed By H.E. Vincent Cardinal Nichols. Kindly make a donation of £2 per copy. We can order more if necessary.