Dear Friends: You are welcome to review the Resurrection Hymnal. Please find audio clips of the music available for a funeral liturgy at St. Joseph Catholic Church below. Your Bereavement Minister is available to guide you on all aspects of planning the liturgy.
Psalmists and Song Leaders must be active in this ministry at our parish or another Catholic parish. Soloist (family members, friends and/or non-active Catholic cantors) are most welcome to sing a Prelude, Presentation (Offertory) Song or a Communion Meditation.
A prelude may be suggested before the Mass begins. This may either be a vocal solo or a choral selection from the music listed below. Please note that secular music, e.g., Wind Beneath My Wings, Your Raise Me Up, etc., may not be sung either as a vocal or an instrumental selection.
Entrance Procession (some of these selections may be used for the Sending)
Children of the Heavenly Father
I, the Lord
Responsorial Psalm (only one Psalm needs to be selected)
Preparation (Offertory) Song (this may be a vocal solo or instrumental music)
Communion Song (Procession) Please note that a vocal solo cannot substitute for this song.
Song of Farewell (Commendation Song) Please note that a vocal solo cannot substitute for this song.
Communion Meditation (optional) Please note that this may either be a vocal solo or a choral selection.
Procession Song (to the Place of Committal) or Sending Song
(some of these selections may be used for the Entrance Procession)
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