Funeral Mass

The Funeral Liturgy

The Funeral Liturgy contains one or two readings, a responsorial psalm, a Gospel reading, and a number of sacred hymns.

The family is permitted to choose one reading each from the Old Testament and New Testament. The priest selects the Gospel reading. The family is further invited to have people of their choice read the Old and New testament readings.

Hymns to be sung during the Liturgy may also be chosen by the family.

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New Testament Readings

God Has Appointed Jesus To Judge Everyone, Alive And Dead (Acts 10:34-43) Long Version

God Has Appointed Jesus To Judge Everyone, Alive And Dead (Acts 10:34-36, 42-43) Short Version

Having Been Justified By His Blood, We Will Be Saved From God’s Anger Through Him (Romans 5:5-11)

Where Sin Increased, There Grace Abounded All The More (Romans 5:17-21)

Let Us Walk In Newness Of Life (Romans 6:3-9) Long version

Let Us Walk In Newness Of Life (Romans 6:3-4, 8-9) Short version

We Groan While We Wait For The Redemption Of Our Bodies (Romans 8:14-23)

Nothing Can Really Come Between Us And The Love Of Christ (Romans 8:31-35, 37-39)

Alive Or Dead, We Belong To The Lord (Romans 14:7-12)

All People Will Be Brought To Life In Christ (1 Corinthians 15:20-28) Long version

All People Will Be Brought To Life In Christ (1 Corinthians 15: 20-23)  Short version

Death Is Swallowed Up In Victory (1 Corinthians 15:51-57)

What Is Seen Is Transitory: What Is Unseen Is Eternal (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1)

We Have An Everlasting Home In Heaven (2 Corinthians 5:1,6-10)

Jesus Will Transfigure These Wretched Bodies Of Ours To Be Like His Glorious Body (Philippians 3:20-21)

We Shall Stay With The Lord Forever (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

If We Have Died With Him, Then We Shall Live With Him (2 Timothy 2:8-13)

We Shall See God As He Really Is (1 John 3:1-2)

We Have Passed From Death To Life, Because We Love One Another (1 John 3:14-16)

Happy Are Those Who Die In The Lord (Revelation 14:13)

The Dead Have Been Judged According To Their Works (Revelation 20:11-21:1)

There Will Be No More Death (Revelation 21:1-5,6-7)


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Processional Hymns

Amazing GraceHoly, Holy, Holy,


Be not AfraidHosea (Come Back to Me)


Come to the WaterWe Gather Together


For all the SaintsWe Walk by Faith


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Responsorial Psalms

Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd or Shepherd Me O God

Psalm 25 – To You O Lord I Lift My Soul

Psalm 27 – The Lord Is My Light

Psalm 51 – Be Merciful O Lord

Psalm 62 – My Soul is Thirsting

Psalm 91 – Be with Me Lord


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Offertory Hymns

Come Back to MePrayer of St. Francis


Come to MeWe are the Light of the World


Eye has not SeenWe Have Been Told


Hail Mary, gentle WomanWe Remember


Here I am LordYou Are Near


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Communion Hymns

Ave MariaLady of Knock


Blest are TheyOn Eagle's Wings


Center of my LifeOne Bread, One Body


Eat this BreadPanis Angelicus


Gift of Finest WheatTaste and See


I am the Bread of LifeYou are Mine


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Recessional Hymns

Alleluia, Sing to JesusHow Great Thou Art


Blessed Assurance, Jesus is MineJoyful, Joyful We Adore Thee


Glory and Praise to our GodLet There be Peace on Earth


Holy God We Praise Thy NameTo Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King