Funeral Planning (Reading & Music Selections)

We are sorry for your loss and will work with you to plan a proper celebration of life.  Below is a helpful link from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that contains suggested readings for funerals for adults, children and liturgical seasons for you to review and print. Feel free to contact your funeral director for more information or call us at (617) 436-0310.

USCCB - Bereavement and Funerals

FUNERAL HYMN SUGGESTIONS -- our music director will assist you
Gathering Hymns


How Can I Keep from Singing

Morning Has Broken/Christ Be Before Me

Amazing Grace

O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life

Jerusalem, My Happy Home

Day is Done

On Eagle’s Wings

Gather Us In

Here I Am, Lord


I Have Loved You

Eye Has Not Seen

Come to Me

Alleluia, Sing to Jesus

Faith of Our Fathers

Responsorial Psalm

Ps. 16 You are My Inheritance, O Lord

            Keep me safe, O God, I take refuge in you; or

            I Love You, Lord, My Strength; or

           You Have the Words of Everlasting Life

Ps. 23 The Lord is my Shepherd

            Shepherd Me, O God; or

            My Shepherd is the Lord

Ps. 25 To You, O Lord, I lift up my Soul

Ps. 27 The Lord is my Light and my Salvation

Ps. 84 How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

Ps. 91 Be With Me, Lord

On Eagle’s Wings

My Soul is Longing for your peace

Like a Child Rests

You Are Near

Gospel Acclamation

Gregorian Alleluia

Celtic Alleluia

Offertory Preparation Hymns

Ave Maria   Schubert, Gounod, Caccini, Abt, Rosewig, Irish, Spanish

Pie Jesu    Faure, Webber

Ave Verum Corpus      Mozart

Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring      Bach

All I Ask of You

Hail Mary, Gentle Woman

Only a Shadow

Did You Know?

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Softly and tenderly Jesus is Calling

Mother Dear, O Pray for Me

Ps. 42 As the Deer Longs

We Remember

Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Lady of Knock

Only In God

There is a Place      Liam Lawton

Go in Peace

Hold on to Love

Communion Hymns

Panis Angelicus

Whatsoever You Do

I Am the Bread of Life

Like a Shepherd

Gift of Finest Wheat   

Prayer of Saint Francis

Pescador de Hombres

Table of Plenty

Eat this Bread

I Know that My Redeemer Lives

Lord, Who at That First Eucharist

One Bread, One Body

O Lord, I Am Not Worthy

When We Eat This Bread

Final Commendation (at time of Incensing)

Song of Farewell Adorote Devote

Song of Farewell 100th

Song of Farewell Sands

Go in Peace

Jesus, Remember Me       

Recessional Hymns

How Great Thou Art

Come Follow Me and Live

Lift High the Cross

Lord of all Hopefulness/Be Thou My Vision

For All the Saints

May God Bless You

Be Not Afraid

Let There Be Peace on Earth

Irish Farewell

O Loving God (Londonderry Air)

Go Silent Friend

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

America, the Beautiful

God Bless America

Navy Hymn- Eternal God to Save