As a rule, funerals for any of the faithful departed must be celebrated in his or her own church. However, any member of the Christian faithful or those commissioned to arrange for the funeral may choose another church for the funeral rite with consent of its pastor and after informing the departed person's pastor.
Although Catholics are not to join the Masons, Catholic clergy may celebrate funerals of
Catholics who have nonetheless joined the Masons. No Catholic clergy, however, may be present
when any Masonic rites are celebrated.
No priest or deacon is to agree to celebrate a funeral liturgy outside of a church without the prior
permission of the pastor of the deceased. If there is any question of who this proper pastor is, the
dean is to be consulted before the scheduling of the funeral.