St. Edward the Confessor
33926 Calle La Primavera
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 496-1307
San Felipe de Jesus Chapel
26010 Domingo Ave.
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Phone: (949) 493-8918
Death is the great unknown, yet for a Christian, the death of Jesus is the source of our hope, since it was through death that Jesus gained eternal life. The mystery of death is one of the greatest mysteries that a Christian can participate in, for it completes his or her union with Christ that was begun in baptism, a baptism into Christ's death, as St. Paul proclaims.
In the event of serious illness or medical emergency, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist may be arranged by contacting the Parish Office. Call (949) 257-8017 for a medical emergency after 8 p.m.
In the Anointing of the Sick, there are three key moments to an integral celebration of this sacrament: the moments of prayer, the imposition of hands, and the anointing.
In celebrating this sacramental mystery there should be a great concern for conveying the truth that the sick person is united to the mystery of Christ's own sufferings. There is the need to convey the presence of the mystery of God's never-failing love and support, even in the midst of diseases we cannot cure, pain we cannot fathom, and the aging process we cannot stop.
Funeral Information & Guidelines
Christians celebrate the death of a fellow Christian with faith in the resurrection and a "sure and certain hope" that we will be united again when we shall see God face-to-face on the last day. While bidding farewell to those who have died and while praying for them and their loved ones, the rites associated with Christian funerals are also meant to be a great source of hope and comfort for all who participate, as all prepare to experience the mystery of death themselves. Through the liturgical rites for the dead, we enter the mystery of death and mystery of Christ's victory over death.
St. Edward the Confessor parish community wishes to minister to the family and loved ones of the one who has died, as well as to pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of the deceased. It is our hope that these will be of assistance to anyone who is preparing for a Catholic funeral at St. Edward the Confessor parish.
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