Funeral Mass on Sunday?

Question: 

I recently was surprised in a rural parish, on vacation, to experience a Funeral Mass on Sunday, like a regular Mass, except for the casket and some prayers for the body and family. Is this permitted?

--Funk in Fresno

Answer: 

The 2000 General Instructions of the Roman Missal 336 permits the funeral mass on Sundays in Ordinary Time. It may also be done at the regular Sunday Mass time.

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