“Music is integral to the Funeral rites. It allows the community to express convictions and feelings that word alone may fail to convey. It has the power to console and uplift the mourners and to strengthen the unity of the assembly in faith and love. The texts of the songs chosen for a particular celebration should express the paschal mystery of the Lord’s suffering, death, and triumph over death and should be related to the readings from Scripture.

Order of Christian Funerals

Below are resources to assist families to prepare the readings and music for a loved one’s funeral:

Old Testament Readings-Funerals

Old Testament Readings (Easter Time)-Funerals

New Testament Readings Funerals

Responsorial Psalms Funerals