Catholic Funeral services Singapore<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">6</span> min read</span>

Catholic Funeral services Singapore6 min read

We will do whatever we can to ensure that our Catholic Funeral services Singapore package provides the necessary comfort and solace for the loved ones around you. Lessening your grief by providing a journey that is both meaningful and helpful to you and your family in times like these.

We carefully select and curate our Catholic Funeral services Singapore packages to include:

  • Assistance in Death Certificate Reporting & Transfer service
  • Coffin (Cremateable)
  • Embalming & Make-up services
  • Services Team for Funeral Procession (1 Team)
  • Toyota Hearse Rental (1 Trip)
  • Carpet Tiles & Curtains for Casket Area
  • Backdrop and Decor (Roman Catholic)
  • Photo Enlargement and Framing
  • Floral Photo Wreath
  • Table Flowers
  • Casket Floral Decoration
  • Setup and rental of Tentage
  • U Shape Tentage & 1 Canvas Set, 3 Canvas Pieces
  • 10 Round Tables + 100 Chairs
  • 15 Square Tables
  • 6 Fans
  • Wiring and Lighting Services and Rental
  • Mandai Cremation (Location changes subjected to Extra charges)
  • Rental of 40 seater Coach

You can customise our Catholic Funeral services Singapore upon contacting us.

 

How are Catholic Funerals carried out in Singapore?

Catholic Funeral services Singapore packages are held at Funeral homes or Catholic churches themselves. Due to how crowded Singapore is, rarely would it be the case would a Catholic Funeral hold their entire procession at a church. It is however, common practice for Catholic Funeral services Singapore packages to have their last day (Mass, after their wake) at the church itself.

The wake could last for several days depending on the family’s preference. A vigil is usually held on every evening depending on the arrangements made with the family’s pastor. Below we discuss several of these traditions in greater detail:

Location

Once the amount of days has been decided, families can then decide where they would want to have their wake. Funeral homes, Catholic churches (dependant on availability and exclusivity), HDB blocks or their place of residence are common choices. Each have varying cost structures and fees involved.

Do contact us or your service provider of choice as different locations and durations would increase or decrease prices by 20% to 50%. It is more common for Catholic funeral services Singapore processions to be held at funeral homes.

Traditions

Catholic funeral services Singapore processions have three parts:

  • Wake
  • Mass
  • Committal

Wakes can last for a few hours to a few days. It is during this time where vigils would be held in the evening to remember and cherish the life of the deceased’s. Wakes are led by a pastor – however it could also be held by Family members. Eulogies are also encouraged during this phase of the funeral.

After the wake, the body would be transported to a Catholic church where Mass (Requiem Mass) is held. Pastors would then conduct readings. Often times it is up to the family to discuss with the church on how the Mass should be conducted.

A committal would then be held at the crematorium of choice before the body is cremated.

Not too different in meaning than a Christian funeral – Catholic funeral services Singapore packages seek to provide comfort and solace to mourners, as well as pray for the deceased’s entry into heaven.

Attire

It is ordinary for visitors to dress smart during wake periods. Visitors should dress formally during the Mass and Committal period in black or dark colors.

Burial

In Singapore, it is most common for Families to opt for cremation. Therefore, aside from coffins used during the cremation process – urns must also be selected by Family members during the planning phase of the Catholic funeral services Singapore package.

The place of burial is also important as there are three columbarium in Singapore – Mandai, Choa Chu Kang and Yishun. Therefore, it is also important for Families to decide which columbarium is most convenient to them.

Catering

Unlike western countries, catering is traditionally provided during wakes. It is imperative to know how many visitors are visiting so that catering can be arranged in accordance for the Catholic funeral services Singapore procession.

 

Organising a Catholic Funeral

There are several important things one should do when organising a Catholic funeral in Singapore:

1. Reading the deceased’s will

It is respectful for relatives to follow the wishes of the deceased. Some wills include instructions on how the deceased person would want their funeral procession carried out, as well as their preferred burial process. Your Catholic funeral services Singapore package should therefore be customisable based on your specifications.

2. Selecting a Catholic funeral services Singapore organiser

There are many Catholic funeral services Singapore packages offered by a wide array of organisers. Like most businesses, the key aspect to a good Catholic funeral services Singapore organiser is their commitment to communication.  We therefore suggest clients to select Catholic funeral services Singapore organisers that they feel comfortable with, likely through a trusted friend, or a quick 30 minute phone call to various funeral service providers to vet through prices and service level.

3. You shouldn’t be dealing with too many things

A proper Catholic funeral services Singapore organiser would NOT bore their clients with paper work. A proper Catholic funeral services Singapore organiser would minimise your paperwork and involve you in the broadest aspect of funeral planning. It is however, common practice for families to contact their own pastors in the event of a passing. We at Nituo can also introduce pastors to you in the event that you are not able to find one.

4. Stay sharp for price gouging

Probably one of the greatest tragedies of Catholic funeral services Singapore providers is their insensitivity with pricing. Many understand that you are in no state of negotiation due to the time shortage and emotional state you are currently in. Therefore, many Catholic funeral services Singapore providers abuse your position and charge very high margins (We have heard a competitor charging x4 of their cost!) with crazy up-sells for the ‘perfect’ funeral! Understand that a great funeral does not have to be expensive, it is the people you invite to your procession.

5. Prepare an Eulogy

Relatives are expected to provide eulogies during Catholic funeral services Singapore packages. Relatives should prepare their eulogies before the wake, as Catholic funeral services Singapore packages may not necessarily include eulogy sessions before the burial period.

 

Why us?

We commit ourselves to serving our clients better. We take pride in communicating and caring with clients, rather than focusing solely on the organisation of a funeral. Catholic funeral services Singapore packages are competitive. We cannot guarantee the ‘best of everything’, however we often guarantee and deliver great value at a reasonable price.

Feel free to contact us for a quotation! We are always happy to help.

 

 

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