MUSIC for FUNERALS

 

“Sacred music has an integral role in the funeral rites, since it can console and uplift mourners while, at the same time, uniting the assembly in faith and love. (OCF #30)  Funeral music should express the Paschal Mystery and the Christian’s share in it.  (OCF #30)  Since music can evoke strong feelings, it should be chosen with care. It should console the participants and ‘help to create in them a spirit of hope in Christ’s victory over death and in the Christian’s share in that victory. Secular music, even though it may reflect on the background, character, interests, or personal preferences of the deceased or mourners, is not appropriate for the Sacred Liturgy’”  (OCF #31) 

Order of Christian Funerals – 1989

 

"The music discerned and chosen [for a funeral Mass] should speak about our life in Christ, hope in eternal life, consolation, and resurrection; [the] music is intended to help people pray".  ~Christian Funerals: Diocese of Oakland

 

We are here to help you and guide you during this difficult time.  

We are here to offer appropriate sacred music options for this very special Liturgy.

We are here for you and your family.

 

 

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