When someone dies, day or night, their family is encouraged to contact the Priest / Parish Office. The Priest may recite prayers for the dead, comfort the family and address any practical matters that arise.
Since Sacraments are for the living members of the Church, the Priest cannot anoint or baptise someone who has died.
Even if the family first meets with the funeral director, it is best not to make detailed funeral arrangements until after the Priest is contacted. This includes the day, place and time of the funeral, the kind of liturgy (Funeral Mass or Funeral Service), and the form of committal (burial or cremation). The Priest or his delegate needs to be involved in these decisions.
St Joseph's Catholic Parish
Embracing Nambour, Kenilworth,
Palmwoods, Yandina and Bli Bli