Condolence call/wake? →
My friend's mom just passed away. They are Catholic. The obituary gives visitation hours at the funeral home and says when the funeral will be. I am not going to the funeral itself in a few days but I plan to stop by during the posted visitation hours tomorrow night to see my friend.
Should I stop at a church first and buy a Mass card? Should it be from their church or is any Catholic church acceptable? If so do I give it to them there? Should I bring flowers to the funeral home? I don't think we're close enough to warrant sending an arrangement, but I'm not sure if it's OK to show up empty-handed. I could stop and pick up flowers I guess, and put them in a vase but that feels weird. This is a friend I am very fond of but I never met her mother; we're friends through our kids who attend the same school.
I know what to say and do once I'm there but would like advice on whether I should bring anything. Thanks!