Steps to Take

What to do when someone dies?

However much we are expecting it, death is always a shock. When death is unexpected, or the person is very young, it can be overwhelmingly painful.

Steps to take when someone close is dying or has recently died.

  • Call a priest
  • Sacrament for the sick
  • Confession, Anointing and Holy Communion
  • Pray with the person
  • What if someone dies suddenly?
  • What if the dying person is not Catholic?
  • Arranging the funeral
  • What is important?
  • Our death is linked to our baptism
  • Different forms of a funeral
  • Involving family and relatives
  • The final journey to heaven
  • Burial or cremation
  • How to cope afterwards