After Mass the coffin was placed on a hand cart and wheeled to the cemetery. All the guest followed. I was so reminded of the funeral parades that were prevalent in older times. I just wanted to say thank you. I thank the family for sharing their son with us, I thank his friends for sharing their memories, I thank the priest for bringing Christ into this celebration of life, and I thank all the others present for sharing that taste of the the communion of heaven with me this morning.
Mass ended with this:
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. AMEN!