The proper place for the funeral liturgy is in the church of the parish community to which the deceased belonged. Normally, this should be a funeral Mass. For pastoral reasons, the parish priest may determine that a funeral liturgy without the celebration of Mass is appropriate. This, too, is most properly celebrated in the parish church. In exceptional circumstances, and at the sole discretion of the parish priest, a funeral liturgy without Mass may be celebrated in the funeral home. When this occurs, the official rites of the Church are to be used.