Crane Funerals – Second Generation Catholic Funeral Director
The Catholic Funeral Mass is our final opportunity to commend the deceased to God’s mercy.
This sacred commendation must be done with reverence. It is one of the most important events the Catholic community celebrates in a person’s life.
Our Director, Damian Meehan, is a second-generation Catholic Funeral Director. He has arranged and assisted with many hundreds of Catholic Funeral Masses over the years. From Regional Victoria, to Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.
The Catholic funeral Mass provides hope our loved one might not die but live forever. It’s a very meaningful way for the Christian community to come together in support for the grieving family.
Promise Of Eternal Life
At the Catholic Funeral Mass, the casket is covered with a white pall. This reminds us of the white baptismal gown. And we bless the casket with holy water. This is another reminder of baptism – the day we were first given the promise of eternal life. And the Priest will wear white vestments, further reminding us of the promise we received at baptism.
The paschal candle at the Church altar reminds us of the light of Christ. It acts to dispel the darkness of death, and further promises eternal life.
During the Catholic funeral, the Eucharist is a source of life, strength, and nourishment. It is also an offering of thanksgiving. Part of the consolation is in offering praise to God. The focus is not just on the deceased, but on Jesus too.
To be buried as Christ was buried remains a value of great importance to many Catholics. Before final commendations, the Priest blesses the casket with incense. This reminds us that their prayers are rising to heaven. And the deceased’s soul may rise in the same way to be with God.
Contact Us For Support Now
Let us help you through this time, when your loved one has passed away. We support you with all your Catholic funeral needs. We do many Catholic Masses for different Cultures. We would be honoured to care for your loved one and support your family.
We’re known for our warmth, professional and understanding approach. So, if your family needs some added peace through a difficult time. Let us help your family arrange this final sacrament and farewell your loved one as well as possible.
As one of Melbourne’s leading bespoke Funeral Directors, the funeral you arrange with us is your choice. No strict, long list of “Package” funeral options to wade through and be restricted by.
If you’d like more information, or need immediate no strings attached assistance,
now is the perfect time to call:
– Somerville / Mornington Peninsula (03) 5977 7198
– Montrose / Eastern Suburbs / Yarra Valley (03) 9761 8494
Alternatively, feel free to send us a message via our secure contact form if you don’t need to talk with us on the phone just yet.
D.V.A Pensioners / R.S.L Funerals. Returned service men and women (old or young) deserve nothing less than the very best in professional assistance. You will also receive special considerations / savings on our funerals. Feel free to call to discuss your R.S.L Funeral Services needs with us.
Our Clients Appreciate Our Warmth & Care
Listen To What Our Clients Have To Say
As you are sitting here reading this, you may be wondering how on Earth to cope with a death in your family too. This is the position my family found ourselves in when we lost our sister. We still think of how much peace of mind we lost finding it so hard to make a decision. Imagine how much easier it is, and how much better you’ll feel when you find a Funeral Director who just gets it. We hadn’t been to a lot of funerals as a family but could see that there were a lot of options available. My mother feels that you get what you pay for, and we were leaning towards a large well known Company we’d been referred to. That was when we happened across Crane Funerals. We were so glad we made the call. From the first contact the team helped us so much. They spent the time to get to know us and we knew they genuinely felt for our situation. We didn’t feel this same ‘connection’ with the larger Company we talked to, which really was important to us. Although we hadn’t heard of Crane Funerals before using their services, we were so glad we did. In the event of needing more funeral assistance in the future, our family will not hesitate to use Crane Funerals.
We prepaid for my parent’s funerals 2 years ago. We chose Cranes based on reviews, and after meeting Damien when he came to discuss options at my parent’s house. When mum passed away recently, we called Damien and it was so reassuring to have him advising us and taking care of arrangements at a very difficult time. He was so patient and helpful in coordinating things and consulted us all the way. He was contactable at any time of the day and responded to calls and messages. The service went so well, and the respect shown by Damien and his team was so appreciated. Financially there was no surprises. My family would recommend Cranes wholeheartedly.
Peter Kennedy, Rye
We attended an RSL Service held by Crane Funerals recently. Everything on the day was done with the utmost respect and professionalism. Their personal service and attention to detail was amazing. Our whole family was so appreciative of the care and support shown by Crane Funerals. They made the whole situation so much easier to deal with and gave us a beautiful sendoff for our loved one, with everything exactly as we wished for and had discussed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for any DVA / RSL funeral, or any funeral at all. Thank you all again so much.
It is with much pleasure that I write this reference for Damian Meehan. Damian and I were work colleagues for quite some time with a Melbourne based Funeral Company. I found Damian to be an extremely likeable and caring person. He has built many lasting relationships not only with his work mates, but with the families of deceased persons. Damian has a knack with being able to help people in their time of need. Damian has skills far beyond the basic funeral care. He is a fully qualified embalmer and he takes pride in all his work in the mortuary and on funerals. You can be sure of getting a professional and caring funeral should you decide to employ the services of Damian and his Company. We wish Damian all the best with Crane Funeral Services.
Steve Bell , Somerville, Director, AAA Plaques.
It seems Funeral Directors do nothing but rip people off in their time of need but not CRANE FUNERALS. Damian put our minds at ease by taking over all our funeral problems and leaving us to mourn. After a sit down with him we felt a great weight life off our shoulders. The care he showed just put us a little more at ease. We knew it was going to be a hard time but somehow we managed to get ourselves through. Thanks Damian for all that you did. You went above and beyond what the last funeral director did. You were so caring and patient with us and really took the time to listen to what we wanted. We will never be able to thank you enough.
Annabelle, Wheelers Hill