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 AfraidJoyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

Precious Lord Take My HandWe Gather Together

For all the Saints

O God our Help in Ages Past

How Great Thou ArtLift High the Cross

Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling

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Responsorial Psalms

The Lord is my Light and my Salvation

The Lord is my Shepherd

My Soul is Longing for your Peace

To You oh Lord, I Lift my Soul

Yes I Shall Arise and Return to my Father

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Offertory Hymns

We Walk by Faith

I Know that my Redeemer Lives

Taste and See

On Eagle's Wings

Loving and Forgiving

Ave Maria

Immaculate Mary

Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above

Gift of Finest Wheat

The Supper of the Lord

Gather Us In

All I Ask of You

Panis Angelicus

Prayer of St. Francis

Eye Has Not Seen

Love One Another

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Communion Hymns

We Walk by FaithOn Eagle's Wings

I Know that my Redeemer LivesThe Supper of the Lord

Taste and SeePanis Angelicus

Love One AnotherWe Remember

All Ask of YouImmaculate Mary

Gift of Finest WheatHail Holy Queen Enthroned Above

Loving and ForgivingEye Has Not Seen

Gather Us InChrist Be Beside Me

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Recessional Hymns

Joyful, Joyful We Adore TheePrecious Lord Take My Hand

Amazing GraceLet There be Peace on Earth

For All the SaintsO God Our Help in Ages Past

Holy, Holy, HolyHow Great Thou Art

Celtic Song of FarewellIrish Blessing

Softly and Tenderly