Funeral Planning

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0 - Instructions (PDF)

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1 - First Readings (During Easter)     

C08 Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43  Peter’s Speech (Long Version) USCB

C08 Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43  Peter’s Speech (Short Version) USCB

C09 Revelation 14:13 C9 Easter  Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. USCB

C10 Revelations 20:11-21:1 The dead were judged according to their deeds. USCB

C11 Revelations 21:1-5a, 6b-7 There shall be no more death USCB

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1 - First Readings (During any other time of the year)

C01 Maccabees 2nd book - 12:43-46 He acted in an excellent and noble way as he had the resurrection of the dead in view. USCB

C02 Job 19:1, 23-27a I know that my Vindicator lives. USCB

C03 Wisdom 3:1-9  The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) (Long Version) USCB

C03 Wisdom 3:1-9  The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) (Short Version) USCB

C04 Wisdom 4:7-15  An unsullied life, the attainment of old age. USCB

C05 Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9 praise for God’s Deliverance and the Celebration in Zion USCB 

C06 Lamentations 3:17-26  It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord. USCB

C07 Daniel 12: 1-3  Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake USCB

C08 Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43 He is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead. (Long Version) USCB

C08 Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43 He is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead. (Short Version)  USCB

C09 Revelation 14:13 C9 Easter Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. USCB

C10 Revelations 20:11-21:1 The dead were judged according to their deeds. USCB

C11 Revelations 21:1-5a, 6b-7 There shall be no more death. USCB     

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2 - Second Readings

E01 Romans 5:5-11 Since we are now justified by his Blood, we will be saved through him from the wrath USCB

E02 Romans 5: 17-21 Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.  USCB

E03 Romans 6: 3-9 We too might live in newness of life. (Long Version) USCB

E03 Romans 6: 3-9 We too might live in newness of life. (Short Version) USCB

E04 Romans 8:14-23 We also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. USCB

E05 Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39 E5  What will separate us from the love of Christ?  USCB

E06 Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12  Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. USCB

E07 Corinthians 15:20-28 So too in Christ shall all be brought to life. (Long Version) USCB

E07 Corinthians 15:20-28 So too in Christ shall all be brought to life. (Short Version) USCB

E08 Corinthians 15:51-57 Death is swallowed up in victory. USCB

E09 Corinthians 4:14-5:1 What is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal. USCB

E10 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10  We have a building from God, eternal in heaven USCB

E11 Philippians 3:20-21 He will change our lowly bodies to conform to his glory USCB

E12 Thessalonians 4:13-18  Thus we shall always be with the Lord. USCB

E13 Timothy 2:8-13  If we have died with him we shall also live with him. USCB

E14 John 3:1-2  We shall see him as he is. USCB

E15 John 3:14-16 We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.  USCB

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3 - Responsorial PSALMS

D01 Psalm 23: 1-3, 5, 6  The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. USCB

D02 Psalm 25: 6 and 7b, 17-18, 20-21 o you, O Lord, I lift my soul. USCB

D03 Psalm 27: 7 and 8b and 9a,13-14 The Lord is my light and my salvation. USCB

D04 Psalm 42: 2,3 5cdef; 43: 3,4,5  My soul is thirsting for the living God: when shall I see him face to face? USCB

D05 Psalm 63: 2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God. USCB

D06 Psalm 103: 8 and 10, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18  The Lord is kind and merciful USCB

D07 Psalm 116: 5,6, 10-11, 15-16ac  I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living. USCB

D08 Psalm 122: 1-2, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9  I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord USCB

D09 Psalm 130: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6ab, 6c-7, 8  Out of the depths, I cry to you, Lord USCB

D10 Psalm 143: 1-2, 5-6, 7ab, 8ab, 10 O Lord, hear my prayer USCB

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4 - Gospel Readings

G01 Matthew 5:1-12a  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. USCB

G02 Matthew 11:25-30  Come to me and I will give you rest. USCB

G03 Matthew 25:1-13  Behold the bridegroom! Come out to him! USCB

G04 Matthew 25:31-46  Come, you who are blessed by my Father. USCB

G05 Mark 15:33-39; 16:1-6  Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.(Long Version) USCB

G05 Mark 15:33-39; 16:1-6  Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.(Short Version) USCB

G06 Luke 7:11-17  Young man, I tell you, arise! USCB

G07 Luke 12:35-40  You also must be prepared. USCB

G08 Luke 23:33, 39-43  Today you will be with me in Paradise. USCB

G09 Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6a Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. (Long Version) USCB

G09 Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6a Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. (Short Version)  USCB

G10 Luke 24:13-35  Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory? (Long Version)  USCB

G10 Luke 24:13-35  Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory? (Short Version) USCB

G11 John 5:24-29 Whoever hears my word and believes has passed from death to life USCB

G12 John 6:37-40 Everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life and I shall raise him on the last day. USCB

G13 John 6:51-59 Whoever eats this bread will live forever, and I will raise them up on the last day. USCB

G14 John 11:17-27 I am the resurrection and the life. (Long Version) USCB

G14 John 11:17-27 I am the resurrection and the life. (Short Version) USCB

G15 John 11:32-45  Lazarus, come out! USCB

G16 John 12:23-28  If it dies, it produces much fruit. (Long Version) USCB

G16 John 12:23-28  If it dies, it produces much fruit. (Short Version) USCB

G17 John 14:1-6  In my Father's house there are many dwellings. USCB

G18 John 17:24-26 I wish that where I am they also may be with me. USCB

G19 John 19:17-18, 25-39 And bowing his head he handed over his Spirit. USCB

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5 - General Interssions

Prayer for the Faithfull

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6 - Forms to Print

Pre-Funeral Planning Form 

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Readings for the Funeral Liturgy (US Conference of Catholic Bishops -USCB)

Cremation 


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