"Music is integral to the Funeral rites. It allows the community to express convictions and feelings that word alone may fail to convey. It has the power to console and uplift the mourners and to strengthen the unity of the assembly in faith and love. The texts of the songs chosen for a particular celebration should express the paschal mystery of the Lord's suffering, death, and triumph over death and should be related to the readings from Scripture."
Families may choose four songs for the Funeral Mass
- Gathering Song
- Preparation of the Altar & Gifts Song
- Communion Song
- Closing Song
Please choose (3) from the following songs for a Gathering Song, Preparation of the Altar & Gifts Song and Closing Song:
(click on the song to hear a sample)
How Great Thou Art (traditional)
Prayer of St. Francis/Make Me A Channel of Your Peace (S. Temple)
I Know That My Redeemer Lives (S. Soper)
Communion Song Choices-please choose one of the following:
I Am the Bread of Life (S. Toolan)
One Bread, One Body (J. Foley)
In Remembrance Of You (P. Tate)
The Song of Farewell is sung as the priest incenses the casket.
The text is set by the Church. Click below to hear two choices:
Song of Farewell-"Come To His/Her Aid"
Song of Farewell-"O Loving God" (Irish setting)
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