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Guidelines of Church of Lady of Our Lourdes

Remains Of Cremated Bodies

All remains of cremated bodies ARE NOT allowed

  • to be disposed or
  • put into the river or sea or
  • divided between families or
  • put in your homes or
  • make ornaments from their bone remains.

This is an act of DEFIANCE against the Catholic faith and is not a Catholic practice. The remains should be KEPT at the columbarium or be buried in the cemetery (NOT in your garden).

Article 2 of the Document on Ad resurgendum cum Christo states “The resurrection of Jesus is the culminating truth of the Christian faith, preached as an essential part of the Paschal Mystery from the very beginnings of Christianity: “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures; that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve” (1 Cor 15:3-5).

If there should be any cases of defiant of faith, funeral rights may be DENIED as stated in “When the deceased notoriously has requested cremation and the scattering of their ashes for reasons contrary to the Christian faith, a Christian funeral must be denied to that person according to the norms of the law.” (cf. Article 8 of the Document on Ad resurgendum cum Christo]

For further reading of the norms of the Church practice, kindly refer to

Basic Dressing and Decorum in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

As Catholic, we are obliged to keep certain basic respect and sanctity in the Church. In fact we need take pride in dressing for the mass and to give our best to Lord, be it dressing, time and attitude. Kindly take note of the following dress code and decorum in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes.

  • You are NOT ALLOWED to wear short pants or sleeveless singlets during mass!
  • The usage of hand-phones/ iPad, smart-phones or tablets NOT PERMISSIBLE
  • For any URGENT CALL (receive/make), GENTLE EXIT. Please be sensitive to those who are praying!
  • Eating of Sweets/Buns etc., during the celebration of Eucharist is NOT PERMISSIBLE UNLESS you have a medical condition.

Let us not lose our sense of sacredness. Parents, make sure your children adhere to the following decorum!

Choice of your Faith

Those who have left the Catholic Faith, by your own choice, freedom and act of leaving, you choose to cut yourself off from the Church. And in doing so, you also choose to relinquish your Catholic rights. If you choose to return to the faith, kindly make an appointment to see the Parish Priest.