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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 

Romans 5:5-11 Since we have now justified by His Blood, we will be saved through Him from the wrath 
Romans 5:17-21 Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more. 
Romans 6:3-4, 8-9 We too might live in newness of life. 
Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39 What will separate us from the love of Christ? 
Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12 Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. 
1 Corinthians 15:20-23 So too in Christ shall all be brought to life. 
2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10 We have a building from God, eternal in heaven. 
Philippians 3:20-21 He will change our lowly bodies to conform to His glory. 
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Thus we shall always be with the Lord. 
2 Timothy 2:8-13 If we have died with Him, we shall live with Him. 
1 John 3:1-2 We shall see Him as He is. 
1 John 3:14-16 We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brother. 
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