Funeral & Wedding Liturgies
At mass we listen to the Word of God. The readings at a Funeral Mass remind us that at the centre of our faith is the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The readings strengthen our hope of being gathered together in God’s kingdom and they encourage us to witness to the Christian way of life. The readings tell us of God’s designs for a world in which suffering and death will be no more. A careful selection and use of readings from Scripture for the funeral will provide the family and the community with an opportunity to hear God speak to them in their needs, sorrows, fears and hopes.
We encourage a member of the family to do a reading at the Reception of the Remains at the Church, which normally takes place the evening before the funeral mass.
For the Funeral Mass itself you can choose the First Reading from the Old Testament and choose the Second Reading from the New Testament.
The Responsorial Psalm is normally sung
Choice of Funeral Hymns for a Funeral Mass
Congratulations on your recent engagement!
See our Marriage Preparation Page.
On this page we include a range of readings suitable for a Wedding Mass.