Have You Lost a Loved One

  • Have you lost a loved one?

    He will wipe away all tears from their eyes
    There will be no more death
    And no more sorrow or sadness or pain
    -Revelations 21:4

     
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    The loss of a loved one ... is perhaps one of the most difficult experiences of our lives.  At such a time, we need all the love and support that our family, our friends and our Church can give.

    At St. Thomas we share with you our faith which although we are experiencing sorrow invites us to know the hope of Jesus' Resurrection.

     
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    Often, once a death has occurred, the place to start is to contact a funeral home and the funeral home staff can give you guidance.  Let them know that your loved one was Catholic.

    Funerals are for the living as well as for the deceased.
    Please contact Erin LaComb, who will assist you in arranging for a Funeral Mass or other memorial service for your loved one.

     
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    Anointing of the sick

    Please call the Parish Office at (520) 577-8780. You do not need to wait until death is near to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick.

    The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick gives strength and support and can be administered to anyone struggling with an illness.

     
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    Mass Intentions

    When we face the death of someone, even a person who is not Catholic, to have a Mass offered for the repose of his soul and to offer our prayers are more beneficial and comforting than any other sympathy card or bouquet of flowers. To have a Mass offered on the occasion of their birthday, anniversary or Holy Day is appropriate, beneficial, and appreciated. An individual may request that a Mass be offered for the repose of the soul for someone who has died. One must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass and join our loss and our loved ones to the Risen Christ.