Approved Funeral Reading Selections
First Reading: Old Testament
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 Everything has its time.
2 Maccabees 12: 43-46 He acted in an excellent and noble way as He had the resurrection of the dead in view.
Job 19: 1, 23-27a I know that my Vindicator lives.
Wisdom 3: 1-9 As a sacrificial offering He took them to Himself.
Wisdom 4: 7-16 An unsullied life, the attainment of old age.
Isaiah 25: 6a, 7-9 He will destroy death forever.
Lamentations 3: 17-26 It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord.
Daniel 12: 1-3 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall wake.
First Reading: Old Testament During Easter Time
Acts of the Apostles 10;34-36, 42-43 He is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead.
Revelation 14: 13 Blessed are the dead who dies in the Lord.
Revelation 21: 1-5a, 6b-7 There shall be no more death.
Responsorial Psalms (sung)
Psalm 23 Shepherd Me, O God – Haugen
Psalm 27 The Lord is My Light and My Salvation - Haas
Psalm 145 I Will Praise Your Name, My King and My God – Haas
Psalm 62 Rest in God, Alone – Stephen
Psalm 63 My Soul is Thirsting for You – Angrisano
Psalm 90 In Every Age – Whitaker
Psalm 116 The Name of God – Haas
Second Reading: New Testament