The death of someone we love is one of the most difficult moments we face in life. While no one can remove the pain and loss we feel, our faith in Jesus Christ can sustain us in our time of trial. This funeral guide has been prepared to assist you in this difficult time and to comfort you in your moment of loss.
In the first part of the guide you will find a list of readings prescribed by the Church for the funeral liturgy. Read them and find strength in them. Choose one reading from the Old Testament and one reading from the New Testament. The priest will choose the Gospel.
In the second part of this guide, you will find a list of hymns that proclaim our faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and so are appropriate for the funeral liturgy.
On behalf of St. John Paul the Great Parish, we extend our deepest condolences to you.
Mary Ann Seiser
The Bereavement Committee