Funeral

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FUNERAL MASS

Arrangements for a Funeral Mass at St Ignatius Church are made through the Funeral Director selected by the family. The Director usually contacts the parish office so that the Parish Priest may agree the best day and time for the ceremony.  The Funeral Director also contacts the parish organist (Ann Carey) to check if she is available.

When a time has been agreed for the Service, the family will meet with the Priest to discuss the Order of Service and other details.

All Orders of Service must be sent in advance of printing to the parish secretary to ensure there are no errors.
We ask that Requiem Mass Orders of Service should not contain requests or appeals for donations.


STRUCTURE OF THE FUNERAL MASS

Opening Hymn

Greeting

Opening Prayer

Reading (from the Old Testament)
Choose one of these readings.

 Psalm

Reading (from the New Testament)
Choose one of these readings.

Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia outside Lent Season)
Choose one of these Acclamations.

 Gospel (to be read by a priest or deacon)
Information about the Gospel Reading

 Homily

 Prayers of Intercession (bidding prayers)
Information about these prayers available here.

 Offertory Hymn

 Our Father

 Lamb of God

 Communion Hymn/ Music

 Final Commendation

 Hymn/Recessional Music

 

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