Traditional Hispanic funeral ceremonies at Memorial Properties are deeply rooted in the catholic customs of the Hispanic culture. The Hispanic culture accepts death as a part of life, celebrating one’s death as the soul going “home.” The funeral process doesn’t begin after death, but before one passes. A priest will give the ailing person their Last Rites, consisting of confession, communion and a pastoral blessing before their soul moves on.
Traditional Hispanic Funerals in NJ
A traditional Hispanic funeral will consist of 3-4 days of services and vigils to honor and pray for the deceased. A Catholic Priest will lead the services for the funeral, starting with the wake – a time to join together and pray, share memories, and pay respects. A day after the wake, the funeral service will take place to honor and celebrate the life of the deceased, where family and friends can light a candle in honor of their loved one.
Our traditional Hispanic funeral ceremony follows the same burial etiquette as other Catholic funerals. A procession will begin to the cemetery, where the casket will be lowered into the earth. Family members will be able to throw a handful of earth into the grave of their loved one following tradition. Family and close friends are allowed to read a eulogy at this time, or say a few words in honor of the deceased loved one.
The cemetery is a place of great pride and respect for traditional Hispanic cultures, representing a Holy Field. That is why Memorial Properties offers traditional Hispanic funeral ceremonies to accommodate Hispanic families with the best possible options at the lowest possible cost.
Contact Memorial Properties by calling 732-820-0211 today for more information on our traditional Hispanic ceremonies and other accommodations we have available.