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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_(ceremony)

A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral. Traditionally, a wake takes place in the house of the deceased with the body ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_funeral

A Catholic funeral is carried out in accordance with the prescribed rites of the Catholic Church. .... See also[edit]. Funeral sermon and prayer · Month's Mind · Requiem Mass · Viewing (funeral) · Wake (ceremony) · Parish register ...

www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/bereavement-and-funerals/overview-of-catholic-funeral-rites.cfm

Vigil Service (Wake). "At the vigil, the Christian community keeps watch with the family in prayer to the God of mercy and finds strength in Christ's presence" ...

www.everplans.com/articles/catholic-funeral-traditions

Catholics commonly believe that death is the passing from the physical world to the afterlife, where the ... Viewing, Wake, Or Visitation Before A Catholic Funeral.

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Catholic funeral rites are comprised of three parts: the wake, funeral Mass and committal. Since the wake -- also called a vigil -- is the first of these rites, it's also  ...

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The Catholic wake, technically known as the vigil for the deceased, is a liturgical service to commemorate a deceased person and comfort grieving friends and ...

www.funeralwise.com/customs/catholic

Guide to Catholic funeral customs, which are held in a Catholic church or cathedral ... The Vigil (or Wake): A vigil is a prayer ceremony where friends and family ...

www.reference.com/world-view/catholic-wake-service-11678004258d89c7

A Catholic wake service is a vigil service where the Christian community gathers with a deceased person's family to keep watch and pray for mercy and strength ...

bustedhalo.com/questionbox/must-a-catholic-have-a-wake-or-a-funeral

May 25, 2011 ... Must a Catholic have a wake or a funeral–my friend's wife doesn't want one ... These include the Vigil (Wake), the Mass of Christian Burial, and ...