Prelude Benedictus (Karl Jenkins)

Opening Reflection Saint Ambrose

Gathering Song Jesus Remember Me (Taizé)

All sing: Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom
Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom

Opening Prayer

Song The Lord Is My Shepherd (Liam Lawton)

Reflection Prayer of the Flesh (Eve Kavanaugh)

Song of Mercy Kyrie (Lourdes Jubilee Mass 2008)

All sing: Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison

Reading 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Song The Beatitudes (Byzantine adapted)

All sing: Amen, truly I say to you,
today you will be with me in paradise

Reflection Fear

Song In Death There Is No Sorrow (J.S. Bach)

Reading John 14:1-3

Song You Are Mine (David Haas)

All sing: Do not be afraid I am with you,
I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me.
I will bring you home.
I love you and you are mine

(During this song the names of those to be remembered are gathered and brought to the sacred space)


Reflection Lament for a Son (Nicholas Wolterstorff)

Song Jerusalem (Kilmore Carol) Ag Críost an Síol (Seán Ó Riada)
Ag Críost and síol Christ’s is the seed,
Ag Críost an fómhar Christ’s is the harvest,
In iothlainn Dé to the barn of Christ
Go dtugtar sinn. may we be brought.

Ag Críost an mhuir Christ’s is the sea,
Ag Críost an t-iasc, Christ’s is the fish,
I Iionta De in the nets of Christ
Go gcastar sinn. may we be caught.

Ó fhás go haois, From the growth to age,
Ó aois go bás, from age to death,
Do dhá lámh, a Chríost, your two arms, Christ,
Anall tharainn. around about us.

Ó bhás go críoch, From death to the end,
Ní críoch ach athfhás, not end but re-growth,
I bParthas na nGrás in the heaven of graces
Go rabhaimid. may we be.

Reading Revelation 21:4

Song Songs of the Angels (Bob Dufford)

All sing: May songs of the angels welcome you
and guide you along your way.
May the smiles of the martyrs greet your own
As darkness turns into day.
Every fear will be undone and death will be no more.
As songs of the angels bring you home before the face of God.

Song Take Me Home (David Haas)

All sing: Take me home to your dwelling place
in your sweet embrace hold me forever
in your arms.
Take me home to your loving eyes
With you alone I rise singing forever
in your arms take me home.

Reflection Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)

Song May The Road Rise To Meet You (Lori True)

All sing: May the road rise to meet you,
may the wind be at your back,
May the sun shine always on your face.
May the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again.
May we keep safe in the gentle arms of God.

Reflection Story of the Bamboo (Indian Legend)


All sing: Lord hear our prayer

Reading John 11:43-44

Concluding Prayer

All say: Lord, someone we love has been taken from us, someone precious and irreplaceable,
And we know that there are no words that we can say at this moment to express what we are feeling, no words can alleviate our sorrow or take away our pain.
So we have come here tonight to express the grief, the pain, the angst, the emptiness, the loneliness, the fear, the uncertainty
that still at times threatens to overwhelm us.
We come bringing these feelings honestly before you and ask for strength in times of darkness. Hold on to us even when we
find it hard to hold on to you.
Be very near… even when we feel you to be very far away.
Support us in the weeks, months and yes even the years ahead.
Grant us the comfort you have promised, until the time finally
comes when we can look back
Not just with pain
But with thanksgiving.
Not just with sorrow but with joy.

Song You Raise Me Up (Brendan Graham)