Can There Be Altar Flowers at a Funeral in Lent?
Are you allowed to have flowers on the altar during a funeral Mass during Lent?
During Lent it is forbidden for the altar to be decorated with flowers. Laetare Sunday (fourth Sunday of Lent), solemnities, and feasts are exceptions. Floral decorations should always be done with moderation and placed around the altar rather than on its mensa (GIRM, 305).
Funerals are not included in the list of exemptions to the prohibition of flowers during Lent.