Parish of St. Thomas More Manalapan, New Jersey

Director of Sacred Music:
Colton Martin

Phone:732-446-6661 ext. 211
Fax: 732-446-6507
Email: sacredmusic@moremercy.org

Funeral Mass Summary:
The following summary was prepared to assist you during this difficult period. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Colton Martin


Introductory Rites:

Greeting and Sprinkling with Holy Water: usually done at the entrance to the church.

Processional Hymn: sung as the people enter the church.

    Some suggested processionals: (Click on the link to listen to selections)
    - Jesus, Remember Me
    - Jesus Christ is Risen Today
    - Lift High the Cross
    - I Am the Bread of Life



Liturgy of the Word:

    Hebrew Scripture: (First Reading)

    Psalm: singing led by musician, most often sung psalm 23.

    Christian Scripture: (Second Reading)

    Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia): led by the musician, sung by the entire assembly.

    Gospel Reading

    Homily

    General Intercessions


Liturgy of the Eucharist:

    Preparation of the Gifts and Altar: usually accompanied by organ music because
    of its brevity.

    Eucharistic Prayer: Acclamations sung by the entire assembly, led and selected
    by the musicians.


Communion Rite:

    The Lordís Prayer: recited by the assembly.

    Lamb of God Litany: led and selected by the musicians.

    Communion Song: sung by the entire assembly.

    Some suggested songs:(Click on the link to listen to selections)
    - Blest Are They
    - Bread of Life
    - Eat This Bread
    - Eye Has Not Seen
    - Gift of Finest Wheat
    - I Am the Bread of Life
    - Lead Me, Lord
    - Shelter Me, O God
    - Shepherd Me, O God
    - Unless A Grain of Wheat
    - We Walk by Faith
    - You Are Mine


Final Commendation:

    Invitation to Prayer

    Song of Farewell: singing led by musician.

    Prayer of Commendation

    Procession to the Place of Committal:

    Some suggested recessionals: (Click on the link to listen to selections)
    - For All the Saints
    - I Am the Bread of Life
    - I Heard the Voice of Jesus
     -Lead Me, Lord
    - The Strife is O'er
    - We Will Rise Again







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