SUPPORT OF THE CHURCH
A good Catholic death
What is a “good Catholic death” and how can I support my loved ones to prepare?
When we die, Christians who freely choose to accept the mercy and salvation Jesus offers, will enter heaven. However, some of the ‘Faithful Departed’ will first need to pass through the purification of purgatory, helped by the prayers of the Church. People in purgatory are already with God, yet they need our prayers to help them to be purified of all the effects of sin and ready to see God face-to-face.
It is a rich consolation to know that we are spiritually united, even now, with those who have died, and when we die, we have the hope of seeing them again ourselves.