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Start of Ceremony

Organ or Piano Music

Process to Baptismal Font


Sprinkling with Baptismal water by celebrant

Placing of the pall (white cover) on casket by family member
Placing of the cross and/or Book of Gospels on casket by family member

Please review the songs below and select one you would like used.

Process to Seats Song Options

Shepherd of Souls - John B. Dykes & James Montgomery:

The Strife is O'er - Giovanna Palestrina:

For All the Saints - Ralph Vaughan Williams:

Lift High the Cross - Sidney H. Nicholson:

Morning Has Broken - Gaelic melody:

Be Not Afraid - Bob Dufford:

Here I Am, Lord:

First Reading

Please review the options below and select one you would like used.
(Sung by Cantor). Please review the options below and select one you would like used.

Second Reading


Proclaimed by Priest/Deacon (you may select Gospel Reading). Please refer to the Gospel Readings linked below.
General Intercession: Read by

Please refer to the Presentation Songs listed below.

Presentation Song Options

Just a Closer Walk with Thee - Traditional Spiritual:

The Strife is O'er - Giovanna Palestrina:

Abide with Me - Henry F. Lyte/ W.H. Monk:

It is Well with My Soul - H. Stafford/ P. Bliss:

Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod:

Lord You Have Come to the Seashore (Pescador de Hombres):

My Shepherd, You Supply My Need - Isaac Watts:

Pie Jesu from "Requiem" - Gabriel Faure:

Hosea​- Gregory Norbet:

Prayer of St. Francis​- Sebastian Temple:

We Will Rise Again​ –David Haas:

You Are Mine​ –David Haas:

On Eagle’s Wings​ – Michael Joncas:

Give Me Jesus​ – Traditional spiritual:

Sweet, Sweet Spirit​ –Doris Akers:

Ave Maria​- Franz Schubert:

Presentation of the Gifts

Communion: If there is a member of the family or friend who is a Eucharistic Minister, they may help distribute the Eucharist. Please inform the Funeral Director ahead of time.

Please refer to the Communion Songs listed below.

Communion Song Options

The King of Love My Shepherd Is:

Unless a Grain of Wheat:

Keep in Mind - Lucien Deiss:

Ave Verum Corpus​- Mozart:

Gift of Finest Wheat​- Robert E. Kreutz:

I am the Bread of Life​ – Sr. Suzanne Tolan:

Lead Me, Lord​- John D. Becker:

Lead Me, Lord​- John D. Becker:

One Bread, One Body​ – John Foley:

Panis Angelicus​- Cesar Franck:

You Are Mine​- David Haas:

Here I Am, Lord​ –Dan Schutte:

Please refer to the songs listed below.

Final Commendation with Song of Farewell Options

Song of Farewell - Old Hundredth:

Celtic Song of Farewell – ​Air from County Derry (“Danny Boy”):

Come Home​ - Carey Landry:

I Know That My Redeemer Lives​ - Scott Soper:

In Paradisum​ - Gregorian Chant:

Saints of God​ - Theodore Marier:

Songs of the Angels​ - Bob Dufford:

Please refer to the Recessional Songs listed below.

Recessional Song Options

When We All Get to Heaven - E. Hewitt/ E. Wilson:

I'll Fly Away - Albert E. Brumley:

For All the Saints​- Ralph Vaughan Williams 445:

Lift High the Cross​ –Sidney H. Nicholson 444:

How Great Thou Art​ –Stewart K. Hine 665:

Let There be Peace on Earth​ –Sy Miller and Jill Jackson 655:

The Irish Blessing:

Songs of the Angels​ –Bob Dufford 496:

The Strife is O’er​ – Palestrina:

Precious Lord, Take My Hand​ – George N. Allen 478:

O God, Our Help in Ages Past -​ 613:

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones​ - 446:

Procession to the Cemetery

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