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End of Life Ministry

End of Life Resources

Steps 1 & 2

  • Sooner or later, God will call us home. Just as need to be spiritually prepared to meet the Lord, we also need to have our earthly preparations made. For some of us, we may not be physically able to make some of the final decisions about our end of life care due to physical limitations. However, we still want to be sure that decisions about our care are made under the moral guidelines and directives of the Church.
  • With that in mind, Bishop Farrell engaged the services of the St. Thomas More Society, the Catholic lawyer’s guild, to prepare these two documents with the legal requirements in the State of Texas in mind. The two forms are designed to support moral decision-making in light of the teachings of the Church, assuring the dignity and respect of the human person when faced with the rapidly changing technology of the medical field.
  • For more information or assistance, please contact the Rectory at 214-365-1200.
  • Another resource is the St. Thomas More Society web site:

Step 3 – Funeral Pre-Planning Form

  • One of the most difficult tasks facing a mourning family is planning the Funeral Vigil and Funeral Mass. In order to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are followed, Christ the King Parish has designed a form to document the wishes of the deceased – prior to death.
  • Please download and complete (to the best of your ability) this form, and then set an appointment with someone in the Rectory to discuss your wishes. We can help you select your readings and walk you through the entire process.
  • Additionally, your plan will be saved and you will have the availability to make revisions if you wish.
  • For more information or assistance, please contact the Rectory at 214-365-1200.
  • Funeral Pre-Planning Form