Once a year around the feast of All Souls a special Mass is said for anyone who died during the year.
Parishioners who lost a loved one within the past year are sent a special invitation to attend the Mass and a presentation by a speaker on grief.
A continental breakfast is served during the presentation.
The following information is transcribed from the Veterans Administration website. VA Cash Benefits For Reimbursement of Burial Expenses - 0 is available for an honorably discharged veteran, IF: they were in receipt of VA non-service-connected disability pension benefits or service-connected compensation benefits at the time of death or IF the death occurred in a VA hospital, or VA contracted health care facility.
The grave no longer has to be 'unmarked' unless the death was prior to September 11, 2001. Burial in a National Cemetery - Free space is available for a veteran, spouse and dependent children (except Arlington).
Dave Dettloff, the Director of Music & Liturgy, arranges a time for the family to come and plan the liturgy.
At this time, the family is asked if they would like to have a luncheon after the funeral.
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