"In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection, has broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity. Christ 'achieved his task of redeeming humanity and giving perfect glory to God, principally by the paschal mystery of his blessed passion, resurrection from the dead, and glorious ascension.'"

- General Introduction to the Order of Christian Funerals, §1

"At the death of a 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."

-General Introduction to the Order of Christian Funerals, §4

To begin planning a funeral liturgy at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish,

please click here to visit our funeral liturgy planning webpage or

call our parish office at 317-846-3475 for more information. 

Funeral Resouces

Carmel Funeral Homes:


Caskets from Monastic Sources:

  • St. Meinrad Archabbey: Abbey Caskets
  • New Melleray Abbey: Trappist Caskets


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