Catholic Funeral Mass

catholic.mass.jpgThis is a quick outline of the traditional Catholic funeral mass order of service that may be used for a Catholic funeral service. The main titles are consistent but the actual italicized information beneath them will vary from mass to mass, depending on the selections of the family and clergy.

Outline and Order of Service for the Funeral Mass:

Organ Preludes

Rhosymedre - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sheep May Safely Grace - J.S. Bach

Processional Hymn
CBW 406 Sing With All The Saints in Glory

First Reading
from the book of Wisdom, Chapter 3
proclaimed by John Smith

Responsorial Psalm
CBW 150 The Twenty Third Psalm
Response: "The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want"

Second Reading
from the book of Revelation Chapter 4:13
proclaimed by John Smith

Gospel Acclamation

CBW 428 Celtic Alleluia

Response: "Alleluia, alleluia"


given by Father Francis Harris

Prayers of Intercession
Response: "Lord, hear our prayer"

During the Preparation of the Gifts
Pie Jesu( from the Requiem) - Gabriel Faure

CBW 283 setting by Stephen Somers

Memorial Acclamation

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

Response: "Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again."

Lord's Prayer

Final Commendation and Farewell

Prayer of Commendation

Closing Hymn
CBW 883 Lord of All Hopefulness

Organ Postlude
Concerto in A - Antonia Vivaldi

You can note the bearers of the eucharistic gifts and musician names following this information if desired. You can place this order of service information for the mass inside any of our beautiful Catholic themed funeral programs, prayer cards and thank you cards.

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