General Information

Funeral & Wedding Music

The Catholic Bishops of Ireland are concerned with the kind of music being requested at both funerals and weddings in the last number of years. It is important to remember not to pressurise musicians to play your favourite songs on these important occasions. Only Sacred Church Music & Hymns are appropriate in the Church. If you want to play the deceased’s favourite song at a funeral then do so after the prayers are said in the graveyard but never in the church.

Funeral Expenses

There is a standard charge for the church of €400 which includes the sacristan’s fee, the offering for the mass, a donation for the church which covers the cost of heating and lighting during the time of the funeral. If there is a reception in the church the night before the funeral, the church fee remains the same. In hardship cases this fee is wavered.

Useful Contact Details

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The Irish Catholic
Wicklow Gardai Tel. 0404 60140
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Garda Confidential Line Tel. 1800-666111
St. Vincent de Paul Ozanam House, The Mall, Wicklow

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Alcoholics Anonymous Tel. 01 4538998
Childline Tel. 1800 666666
Health Service Executive Tel. 0404 68400
Samaritans Tel. 1850 609090
Irish Heart Foundation
Irish Cancer Society
National Cancer Helpline Tel. 1800 200 700
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