Above the Clouds
Funeral Music & Readings

The final step in life is one many are not prepared for luckily we are. Death is a time for mourning, reliving those memories, forgiveness, and most importantly preparing the soul for its ascendance into heaven. St. Thomas More Catholic Church is here to help guide you through this difficult last step in the process of life.

 
Music

Young Person Funeral
(Ages from10 to 30 year old)

Mass of Christ Light to the Nations

Mass of Light
 

Young Adult Funeral
(Ages from 30 to 50 year old)

Lord Have Mercy (Mass of Christ the Savior)


 

Adult Funeral
(Ages from 50 to 65 years old)

Mass of Remembrance

Mass of Resurrection

Mass of lights and Mass of Angels

(Funeral for 65 to 80-year-old)

Mass of Lights (Lord have Mercy, Gospel Acclamation, etc)

Mass of Resurrection

Mass of Angels (Sanctus and Agnus Dei Only)

(Funeral for 80 years old to 100+)

Mass of Angels Frisina (new Version of Mass Rexurrecti)


Spanish Funerals

Mass Parts

Mass of Faith

Psalm Selection
MP3 Selection

ENTRANCE SONGS

Amazing Grace
Be Not Afraid
Here I Am, Lord
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
On Eagle's Wings

PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS

I Am the Resurrection
Amazing Grace
Make Me A Channel of Your Peace
Gift of Finest Wheat

COMMUNION SONG

Ave Maria Caccini
Ave Maria Traditional
Panis Angelicus
Ave Verum Corpus

CLOSING

How Great Thou Art
Shout To The Lord
Holy, Holy, Holy
All Creatures of Our God and King
Anima Christi
How Can I Keep From Singing
How Can I Keep From Singing
Popular Songs During Funeral

ENTRANCE SONGS

Amazing Grace
Be Not Afraid
Here I Am, Lord
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
On Eagle's Wings

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS

It Is Well With My Soul
Abide With Me
In The Beginning
Even Unto Death
Savior Redeemer of My Soul

COMMUNION SONGS

Ave Maria
Just As I Am
You Say
Speak The Name
Tell Your Heart To Beat Again
As The Deer
Still

CLOSING HYMNS

Shout To The Lord
Holy, Holy, Holy
All Creatures of Our God and King
Anima Christi
How Can I Keep From Singing
How Can I Keep From Singing

PSALM 62

Only In God
 
Reading Selection

The following is a list of Scriptures readings appropriate for use at Catholic Funeral Liturgies. One reading is chosen from each the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Gospels.

*Other Scripture passages can be presented to the presider for approval.

**Non-Scripture readings cannot be read in place of these readings, but could be used in the worship aides or through some other means.

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Old Testament

2 Maccabees 12:43-46 
"He made atonement for the dead…"
Job 19:1,23-27 
"I know that my vindicator lives…."

Ecclesiastes 3.1-8 
"A time to be born, a time to die…"

Ecclesiastes 3.1-15 
"A time to be born, a time to die…"

Wisdom 3.1-9 
"The souls of the just are in the hand of God…"

Wisdom 3:1-6, 9 

"The souls of the just are in the hand of God…"
Wisdom 4:7-14 
"The Righteous One, though he die early, shall be at rest…"
Sirach 2:1-11 

"In fire gold is tested….Compassionate is the Lord…"
Isaiah 25:6,7-9 
"He will destroy death forever…"

Isaiah 26:7-19 
"Your dead shall live, their corpses shall rise…"

Isaiah 35:1-10 
"Here is your God, he comes with vindication…"

Isaiah 40:1-11 
"Here is your God, Here comes with power…"

Lamentations 3:17-26 
"My portion is the Lord, says my soul…"

Ezekiel 37:12-14 
"O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise…"

Daniel 12:1-3 
"The wise shall shine brightly…"

Micah 7:7-9 
"Though I sit in darkness, the Lord is my light…"

Holy Gospels 

(For the Clergy ONLY to Choose)

Matthew 5:1-12 
"The Eight Beatitudes"

Matthew 11:25-30 
"Come to me . . . and I will give you rest."
Matthew 25:1-13 
"Look. The bridegroom comes. Go out to meet him"
Matthew 25:31-46 
"Come, you whom my Father has blessed"

Mark 15:33-39 
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Mark 15:33–16:6 
"Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last"
Luke 7:11-17 
"Young man, I say to you, arise."

Luke 12:35-40 
"Be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,…"
Luke 23:33, 39-43 
"Today you will be with me in paradise."

Luke 23.44-49 
"Father, I put my life in your hands."
Luke 23:44-49 
"Father into your hands I commend my spirit"
Luke 24:13-35 
"Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer…"

Luke 24:13-16,28-35 
"Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer…"

John 5:24-29 
"Whoever hears my word and believes has passed from…"

John 6:37-40 
"All who believe in the Son will have eternal life…"

John 6:51-58 
"All who eat this bread will live for ever…."

John 11:17-27 
"I am the resurrection and the life."

John 11:21-27 
"I am the resurrection and the life."
John 11:32-45 
"Lazarus, come out."
John 12:23-28 
"If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies…"

John 12:23-26 
"If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies…"

John 14.1-6 
"There are many rooms in my Father’s house."

John 17.24-26 
"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me…"
John 19:17-18, 25-39 
"Jesus bowed his head and gave up his spirits."

New Testament

Acts 10:34-43 
"Everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins..."

Acts of the Apostles 10:34-36, 42-43 
"Everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins"
Romans 5:5-11 
"We were reconciled to God through the death of his Son…"
Romans 5:17-21 
"Through one righteous act acquittal and life came to all…”
Romans 6:3-9 
"If we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall live with him..."
Romans 6:3-4.8-9 
"If we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall live with him…"
Romans 8:1-11 
"There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ…"

Romans 8:14-23 
"Those who are led by the Spirit of God are Children of God..."

Romans 8:31-35, 37-39 
"If God is for us, who can be against us?..."
Romans 14:7-9, 10-12 
"This is why Christ died and came to life..."
1 Corinthians 2:6-10 
"Eye has not seen, and ear has not heard…"

1 Corinthians 15:12-20 
"If there is no resurrection of the dead…"

1 Corinthians 15:20-28 
"In Adam all die, so too if Christ shall all be brought to life."
1 Corinthians 15:51-57 
"Death where is your victory?"

2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1 
"The one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us…"
2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10 
"We would rather leave the body and go home…"
Philippians 3.7-14 
"I run toward the prize to which God calls me…"
Philippians 3.20-21(1) 
"He will change our lowly body…"
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 
"If we believe that Jesus died and rose…"
2 Timothy 2:8-13 
"Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead…"

2 Timothy 4:1-2, 6-8 
"I have competed well, I have finished the race…"
1 John 3:1-2 
"Beloved, we are God’s children now…"

1 John 3:14-16 
"We know that we have passed from death to life…"

Revelation 14:13 
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…"
Revelation 20:11-21:1 

"The sea gave up its dead; then Death and Hades…"
Revelation 21:1-5, 6-7 
"I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem…"