May 1: Changes to Mandate Regarding Funeral Services

May 1: Changes to Mandate Regarding Funeral Services

May 1: Changes to Mandate Regarding Funeral Services 1300 866 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A
 

UPDATE: MAY 1, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Burial Procedures

The following mandate discusses burial procedures for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) burials. For all other burials, please reference our March 25, 2020 mandate.

If the deceased tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are discouraging families from going to the church, but instead to go straight to the cemetery for burial prayers.

By request of the funeral home and cemeteries, only the funeral director and the priest may conduct the burial. Once the burial is complete and cemetery staff have left, family members may gather at the burial site for a prayer.

We appreciate your understanding as we try and protect the health of our priests and churches, while obeying the laws of our local government, and bringing God’s merciful love to our people during these challenging times.

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