Funeral Ministry

Gathering for Funeral Ministry Workshop

Gathering of Funeral Ministry Teams 22 April 2015 – Prayer Moment One  Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Greeting  May the God of hope give you the fullness of peace, and may the Lord of life be always with you. And with your(…)

Gathering of Funeral Ministry Teams

Gathering of Funeral Teams November 2014  We remember…We believe…We serve Opening 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 (A short procession of people carrying a lectionary, a candle, a white cloth, a bowl of water and a(…)

Funeral Team Reflections – Sandra Cullen

Funeral team reflections – Sandra Cullen  This page is for your own personal use Recall a funeral liturgy you attended (either the reception of the Remains or the Funeral Mass) Where was the coffin placed? What was put on the coffin? When? Where was the coffin placed after the reception? When was this done? Did(…)

Opening and Closing Prayer – Funeral Ministry Gathering

Opening Prayer  Gathering Song         Quietly Peacefully (Dvorak adapt. Lori True) All sing: Quietly peacefully may they rest in you Quietly peacefully lead them back to you Quietly peacefully may they rest in you Quietly peacefully bring them home to you God has come to carry you to your dwelling place Do not fear, Christ bids you(…)

Celebrating the Death of a member of the Roman Catholic Church

Celebrating the Death of a member of the Roman Catholic Church When a Christian dies it is customary to have a religious service to mark their passing designed in accordance with the tradition of a particular religious denomination. In the Roman Catholic liturgy there are often two public ceremonies at the Church: 1. The Reception(…)

Celebrating A Catholic Funeral – Fr. Joe Mullan

  Celebrating A Catholic Funeral – Fr. Joe Mullan There are 27,000 deaths in Ireland every year, 73 funerals everyday most with the funeral rites of the Catholic Church.  The news of a death sends some priest out on a mission, to bring consolation, to offer hope and to prepare liturgy. After the call from(…)

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