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Cremation: good or bad? 

The practice of cremating bodies after death is not new, but it has become more popular in recent years for various reasons mostly because it is somewhat less expensive than full-body burial. The Church used to oppose it in years gone by. In those times it was always the pagan peoples who burned the body because they did not believe in the Resurrection of the dead and believed the body had no moral significance. 

The Church allows cremation but favors full-body burial as the best way to show respect for the mortal remains of our loved ones. It allows cremation as long as the people truly believe in the Resurrection of the body. Christ rose in bodily form and so will we, on the Last Day. And we will be in heaven like Jesus in our human bodies, though as St. Paul teaches, those bodies will be transformed in a way we can’t now understand. 

Christians have always embraced the goodness of the human body as an essential part of who we are and rejected the pagan idea we are just spirits trapped in a material body for a time. So the body has dignity and value given by God and we need to treat the body in life and after death with great respect. That’s why we never scatter the ashes of a person or pour them into the sea, keep them at home, or put them into jewelry or other such abuses. We always treat them with the utmost reverence and bury them as we would a body, or prayerfully inter them in a columbarium for cremains. 

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Sacred Heart

414 Haviland Dr, Patterson, NY

Holy Week

Holy Thursday, March 28
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, March 29
6:00 pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, March 30
8:00 pm Mass

Easter Sunday, March 31
10:30 am Mass

Regular Schedule


Sunday

10:30 am Mass

Monday-Friday
9:00 am Rosary

Monday
6:30 pm Rosary via Zoom

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Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, March 28
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, March 29
12:00 pm Stations of the Cross
3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7:30 pm Way of the Cross, Spanish Procession

Confessions: 9:00 am to 12 noon.

Holy Saturday, March 30

1:00 pm Blessing of the Easter Food
8:00 pm Easter Vigil
Confessions: 9:00 am to 12 noon

Easter Sunday, March 31
8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am Mass
12:30 pm Mass en Español

Regular Schedule

Saturday
5 pm Mass
7:30 pm Mass en Español

Sunday
8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am Mass
12:30 pm Mass en Español
5:30 pm Mass 

Monday-Friday
8:30 am Daily Mass

First Friday
7 pm Mass, Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Exposition

Monday – Friday
7:45 am Rosary

 

Monday
6:30 pm Rosary via Zoom

 

Saturday
8:30 am Rosary

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Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Confession

Monday
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

 

Friday
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Divine Mercy Chapel
Perpetual Adoration

 

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