SATURDAY: Vigil 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm
SUNDAY: 7:15 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am,
12:45 pm (Spanish), and 5:00 pm
CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Pre-K-1st Grade during 11 am Mass
Nursery: 1 year to 4 years during the
9:00 am, 11:00 am & 12:45 pm Masses
Monday-Friday 6:45 am (St Andrew Chapel)
Monday-Friday 8:30 am & 12:15 pm
Friday 7:00 pm (en Español)
Saturday 8:30 am (St Andrew Chapel)
Christian burial ordinarily involves the celebration of a Eucharistic liturgy in the presence of the remains of the deceased. Memorial services are also available for various situations involving parishioners and their families. Parishioners are encouraged to make advance funeral plans in terms of selection of readings and hymns.
At the death of a Catholic Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of baptism and strengthened at the eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Christians celebrate the funeral rites to offer worship, praise, and thanksgiving to God for the gift of a life which has now been returned to God, the author of life and the hope of the just. The Mass, the memorial of Christ’s death and resurrection, is the principal celebration of the Christian funeral.
In order to help you prepare for your own funeral liturgy or that of a loved one, you can download the funeral planning guidelines here.You will need a copy of Acrobat Reader in order to download the planning guide.
The parish Resurrection Garden is located behind the school. Rock of Ages, memorial builders and operators of a Vermont granite quarry, provided the first 304-niche columbarium unit. Trees, shrubbery and plants have been placed; in addition, fields of multi-seasonal wild flowers have been sown on the perimeter of the garden. The landscaping, including much of the walkway construction, comes thanks to a very generous family grant in memory of Patricia Vosburgh.
Several memorial benches have been donated. Plans exist for a fountain and a memorial to the unborn. If enough interest and financial commitment occurs a mausoleum for full size caskets will be erected. The columbarium niches can hold one or two appropriately sized urns.
To download a Resurrection Garden Brochure you will need a pdf reader. A free reader can be found at Adobe.com .
To get more information, call Lynn Conley at 843-290-5267. For a personal meeting about funeral and interment plans, contact Deacon Walt Hollis.
Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church | 31 Saint Gregory Drive | Bluffton, South Carolina, 29909 | (843) 815-3100
Parish Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:15 am - 4:15 pm | Friday 9:15 am - 1:15 pm