As a religious institution, the church provides support for the deceased and their families through religious services. It can host wakes, liturgical services for the deceased. In addition, the church also runs the Barasoain Catholic Cemetery for burials.
One of the Catholic funeral rites is the vigil service and wake for the deceased. In this period, the deceased is remembered during his/her life on Earth. It is also when readings from Sacred Scripture accompanied by reflection and prayers are done. It is a time to remember the life of the deceased and to commend him/her to God. In prayer the family is given time to console and support the members during this time of grief.
In addition, the church also has a mortuary for holding wakes. It is located at the side entrance of the church facing Don Antonio Bautista Street.
Those who wish to avail of prayer services and masses for the dead during this time may contact the parish office.
Before the burial or cremation of the dead, funeral masses can be held in the church for the deceased. The requiem mass is the central liturgical celebration of the Catholic community for the deceased.
At the funeral liturgy, the Church gathers with the family and friends of the deceased to give praise and thanks to God for Christ's victory over sin and death, to commend the deceased to God's tender mercy and compassion, and to seek strength in the proclamation of the Paschal Mystery. The funeral liturgy, therefore, is an act of worship while allowing the family members to come in terms with the reality of death of their member.
Those who wish to schedule a requiem mass may contact the parish office.
BARASOAIN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
The Barasoain Catholic Cemetery is a burial ground owned by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Malolos, represented by the parish priest of Barasoain Church. It caters both to those who wish to bury their dead, as well as those who had their relatives' body cremated and wishes to keep the ashes in a columbary.
Those who wish to inter their loved ones in the cemetery may contact the parish office for terms, requirements, availability and scheduling.