When a Catholic dies it is possible to arrange a Funeral (Requiem) Mass to be celebrated in the Cathedral, normally at the 12.15 mass during the week. It is normal to have hymns and music. CD's etc may not be played. Our organists are professional and can usually play any particular tune or theme that is required. For many years it has been the custom of the church that the deceased be brought into church overnight, and this can be arranged if the family wish. After the Funeral Mass the coffin is taken to the cemetery or crematorium.
If a Funeral (Requiem) Mass is not requested, then a short funeral service can be celebrated either in the Cathedral or at the crematorium or cemetery.