Planning a Funeral

Readings for a Funeral

Below are Links to the readings for Funeral Services. You will need to choose one reading from each section.

You will also need to consider if you want to have a family member or friend to red each reading. One person for the Old testament and one for the New Testament. Preferably the Psalm is sung by a Cantor, but we can make an exception if needed.

If you have any questions please call and speak with Father Jeff so we can assist you in making your selections.

This link is to the Guidelines for the Rite of Christian Funerals. they explain the Funeral and provide information to help you in the planning process.



This link is to the the list of Music available for you at the Funeral.

The Resurrection Choir sing these songs for you.

Music Samples

Here is a link to each Hymn we have ready for choices to be sung at a Funeral. Click on the link to hear a verse and refrain.

Covenant Hymn #904 Holy God We Praise Your Name #615 What Wondrous Love Is This #642

You will need to choose:

an entrance hymn and a hymn for Presentation of the Gifts

a hymn for Communion and a recessional hymn.

If you have any other requests, call Father Jeff to discuss your options.

Other roles for people to fulfill:

one to four people to bring the gifts of bread and wine to the altar.

up to six Pall Bearers

one or two close family members to place the Pall over the casket.


General Intercessions

We always pray for our beloved during the funeral, but we also pray for others and ourselves. the following links will take you to three different sets of intercessions. Option A, B and C. Chose the one you most like, we can make some changes to wording, or remove a prayer from the intercessions to personalize it for your family.

There is a space, N: _____________ left for the first name of your loved one in the prayers.