Funeral Masses

If you are involved in planning a funeral mass for a loved one, you may find this page of help in the preliminary planning process. Here we list a selection of Old and New Testament readings plus the Psalms and Gospel readings.

Use the following guide to help in making your selection:

We have also created a one page printable form that you can use to note your selections for use at a planning session with one of the priests.

The following is a list of the various readings that you can make your selection from. Each link will open a PDF file that you can print, if you wish. Here is a link to a one page printable version of the list below that you may also find handy.

 

Old Testament Readings New Testament Readings Alleluia Verses
1 Job 19.1, 23-27a 1 Acts 10:34-43 1 A List of Various Choices
2 Wisdom 3:1-9 2 Romans 5:5-11    
3 Wisdom 4:7-15 3 Romans 5:17-21 Gospel Readings
4 Isaiah 25:6-9 4 Romans 6:3-9 1 Matthew 5:1-12a
5 Lamentations 3:17-26 5 Romans 8:14-23 2 Matthew 11:25-30
6 Daniel 12:1-3 6 Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39 3 Matthew 25:1-13
7 2 Maccabees 12:43-45 7 Romans 14:7-12 4 Matthew 25:31-46
    8 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 5 Mark 15:33-39, 16:1-6
Psalms 9 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 6 Luke 7:11-17
1 Psalm 23 10 2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1 7 Luke 12:35-40
2 Psalm 25 11 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10 8 Luke 22:33, 39-43
3 Psalm 27 12 Philippians 3:20-21 9 Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53, 24:1-6a
4 Psalm 42 and 43 13 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 10 Luke 24:13-35
5 Psalm 63 14 2 Timothy 2:8-13 11 John 5:24-29
6 Psalm 103 15 1 John 3:1-2 12 John 6:37-40
7 Psalm 116 16 1 John 3:14-16 13 John 6:51-59
8 Psalm 122 17 Revelation 14:13 14 John 11:17-27
9 Psalm 130 18 Revelation 20:11-21:1 15 John 11:32-45
10 Psalm 143 19 Revelation 21:1-5a, 6b-7 16 John 12:23-28
        17 John 14:1-6
        18 John 17:24-26
        19 John 19:17-18, 25-29