The sacred and communal nature of our Catholic Funeral Celebrations requires careful planning in the selection of music. This planning will insure the ability of all those gathered to actively participate in the celebration. Because of the sacredness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, secular instrumental or vocal music, or the use of recorded music of any kind may not be used.
This music listed below is acceptable for Catholic funerals. Because the Funeral Liturgy is Communal Prayer, we ask that all music selections come from our Hymnal. Please consult with the musician who will be doing your funeral if you have any questions.
Besides the service music which is standard for all Masses, we have options for the following parts of the Mass:
These hymns/songs are possible at each Church in our parish.
The Responsorial Psalm is chosen from the following three options:
The Opening, Offertory, Communion and Recessional hymns may be chosen from the following list: