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Funeral and Memorial Masses

We give thanks for the life we have been given – especially for the lives entrusted to our care.


In a funeral Mass, we entrust to God’s eternal care the lives that God had entrusted to our earthly care. We pray. We celebrate. We give thanks.


That is why it is such a great blessing to celebrate together a Catholic funeral Mass. (The Mass is also called “Eucharist”, which means “thanksgiving”.) In this celebration, we recognize our loss that comes from our great love. And we entrust this love and the life of our loved ones to the eternal care of our God, who is Love.


The guidelines and choices for readings and songs can help in planning a beautiful and prayerful funeral or memorial Mass.


Biblical Funeral Readings


Funeral / Memorial Mass Information Form


Suggested Song Selections