A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
2 Maccabees 12:43-46
OLD TESTAMENT READING (First Reading)
A reading from the second Book of
Judas, the ruler of Israel, took up a collection among all his
soldiers, amounting to two thousand silver drachmas, which he sent to Jerusalem to provide for
an expiatory sacrifice. In doing this he
acted in a very excellent and noble way, inasmuch as he had the resurrection of
the dead in view; for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it
would have been useless and foolish to pray for them in death. But if he did this with a view to the
splendid reward that awaits those who had gone to rest in godliness, it was a
holy and pious thought. Thus he made
atonement for the dead that they might be freed from this sin.
The word of the Lord.