There is some truth to the old saying, “There are only two things you can count on in life: death and taxes.” Everyone experiences death. Death and dying are an inevitable part of human life. Once man perishes, efforts are made to best honor the memory of the deceased at the funeral arrangements. The funeral  arrangements  differ based on the religion practiced, faith and the customs followed by different communities. Customs vary widely between cultures, and between religious affiliations within cultures.For a Roman Catholic family the funeral programs begins with the funeral service which is in memory of the deceased member. The service will follow a clear plan. The focus moves from earth to heaven as the service moves from greeting the mourners, to remembering the one who has died all the while asking for God’s comfort and then committing the deceased into God’s care.The funeral service ends with the funeral prayers, where one recalls the promise of the resurrection. They ask for God’s presence with those who mourn and give thanks for the loved one’s life. The minister says the funeral quotes at the grave side   to commend the person to God’s love and mercy. Then the body is committed for burial or cremation. The committal prayer might be said in church, or at the graveside, or in a crematorium as the curtains close around the coffin. It is a very emotional time, a clear Goodbye to your loved one for this life.The passing of a loved one is a difficult time for anyone to endure. The family expresses their lasting farewell by presenting a personal tribute of the loved one with Memoriam Cards. Many family and friends safeguard Memoriam Cards for many years as a remembrance of their loved ones.  The card basically has funeral quotes from the bible, a little prayer and an acknowledgement in a way of personally thanking friends and relatives for their support through the hour of bereavement. At the hour of bereavement the family members may be most distressed and cannot think of all the arrangements needed right in time. Today, the existence of a business called Funeral homes; arrange services in accordance with the wishes of families and the deceased. The funeral home often takes care of the necessary paperwork, permits, and other details, such as making arrangements with the cemetery, the hearse and providing obituaries to the news media, and preparing the memorial cards. The entire funeral program is well organized by these homes and they ensure the deceased have a dignified funeral.

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