*Families may choose four (4) hymns for the Mass (Entrance, Presentation, Communion, and Closing). Music options are listed below. Please see the Director of Liturgy for approval on additional songs. **Other music during the Mass that may be selected are the Responsorial Psalm and the Song of Farewell. Music options are listed below. ***Not a required part of the service ****Intercessions options are listed below If no music is selected by the family, the Liturgy Director will make the appropriate decisions regarding the music.
Suggested Hymns for Funerals
Alleluia, The Strife is O'er (during the Easter Season only)
All Creatures of Our God and King
Be Not Afraid
Blest Are They
Celtic Song of Farewell
Christ the Lord Is Ris'n Today (during the Easter Season only)
City of God
Come to Me
Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
Eat This Bread
Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Eye Has Not Seen
For All the Saints
Gift of Finest Wheat
Here I Am, Lord
Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
How Great Thou Art
I Have Loved You
I Know My Redeemer Lives
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Jerusalem, My Happy Home
Jesus, Remember Me
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Like A Shepherd
Lord of All Hopefulness
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
Now We Remain
O God, Our Help in Ages Past
On Eagle's Wings
O Christ, the World's Salvation
Prayer of St. Francis
Psalm 23: My Shepherd is the Lord
Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd
Psalm 25: To You, O Lord
Psalm 25: To Your O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul
Psalm 27: The Lord is My Light
Psalm 103: The Lord is Kind and Merciful
Psalm 134: Silently, Peacefully, We Will Rest ...
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Saints of God
Shepherd Me, O God
Sing With All the Saints in Glory
Song of Farewell
Song of Farewell (One Hundredth)
Taste and See
Take and Eat
The King of Love, My Shepherd Is
The Supper of the Lord
We Walk By Faith
What Wondrous Love
You Are Mine
You Are Near
Intercessions / Prayers of the Faithful Below are options for the Prayers of the Faithful petitions. You may write your own or use or adapt the following:
Let us pray for N. In baptism he/she died with Christ, may he/she now share in the fullness of his resurrection. We pray to the Lord.
God is full of mercy and compassion. May he forgive N. any sins he/she committed through human frailty. We pray to the Lord.
For the sorrowing family, relatives and friends of N.; that they may find strength and consolation in their Christian faith and in the love and support of this community. We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who mourn N's death (especially ___ ); that they may find strength and consolation in the hope that we have through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. We pray to the Lord.
God of all consolation, help us to comfort one another in our grief. We pray for all those we have loved who have died. Lord, give them the reward of their goodness. We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who care for the sick and dying, especially those who cared for N. during his/her illness. We pray to the Lord.
For all parents who grieve over the death of their children; that they may be comforted in the knowledge that they rest in God. We pray to the Lord.
May the prayers of Mary, the Mother of God, who stood by the cross as her son was dying, help those who mourn and be with all of us in our time of need. We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those here today, that the memory of N., whom they loved, may inspire them with a renewed love for all of our brothers and sisters. We pray to the Lord.
We pray for all of us here today and for all members of our Church; that we may be prepared for the hour of our own death, when God will call us by name, to pass from this world to the next. We pray to the Lord.
That the Church may be a comforting witness to Christ, our resurrection and our life. We pray to the Lord.
That those who are burdened by their loss may be blessed with courage, strength, and patience. We pray to the Lord.
That N. and all who have died may be judged in mercy on the last day, and may all of us, the living and the dead, rise in glory and grace on that great day. We pray to the Lord.
For the prayers we hold in our hearts, united in the Holy Spirit with those of Mary the Mother of God, our patron N., and all the saints in light. We pray to the Lord.