If you would like to plan a funeral, please contact the Cathedral office at (504) 895-6602 to speak with a clergy person as soon as possible and before making any funeral arrangements. Please know you can also speak with a clergy person to make funeral plans in advance.
A funeral is an Easter liturgy. It finds all its meaning in the Resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised.
The funeral liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy – even with our sorrow – in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”