How to plan a Funeral? Download this Funeral Planner template to help you during this difficult time!
We provide this standardized Funeral Planner template with text and formatting as a starting point to help professionalize the way you are working. If time is of the essence, this ready-made template can help you to save time and to focus on organizing a respectful funeral.
Consider the following components when you are drafting a Funeral Memorial Program
- Acknowledge the loss and refer to the deceased by name;
- Express your sympathy;
- Note any special qualities of the deceased that come to mind;
- Include your favorite memory of the deceased;
- Remind the bereaved of their personal strengths or special qualities;
- Offer help, but make sure it is a specific offer;
- End the letter with a thoughtful word, a hope, a wish, or expression of sympathy e.g. "You are in my thoughts" or “Wishing you God’s peace.”
- Closing such as „Sincerely,” „love,” or „fondly,” isn’t quite as personal.
SONG CHOICES FOR FUNERALS OPENING HYMNS
Alleluia Sing to Jesus Amazing Grace Be Not Afraid Blest Are They For All the Saints I Heard the Voice of Jesus I Am the Bread of Life Holy Holy Holy Holy God We Praise Thy Name OFFERTORY AND COMMUNION HYMNS Ave Maria On Eagles Wings One Bread One Body Be Still My Soul Be With Me Lord Now My Heart O Loving God (tune of O Danny Boy) Because the Lord is My Shepherd Come to Jesus O God You Search Me Come to Me Only This I Want Eye Has Not Seen Open My Eyes Give Me Jesus Prayer of St Francis Go In Peace Precious Lord, Take My Hand Hail Mary Gentle Woman Psalm 42:As the Deer Longs Hosea Shepherd Me O God How Lovely Is Your Dwelling.... Ten Thousand Angels I Am the Bread of Life The Lord is my Hope I Can Only Imagine The Lord is my Light I Received the Living God Where My Father Lives I, The Lord You Are Mine Jerusalem Panis Angelicus Jesus Remember Me Parable As Grains of Wheat Shelter Me O God Come to Me Softly and Tenderly Come to the Lord Stand By Me I Am the Bread of Life Taste and See Eat This Bread The Supper of the Lord Gentle Shepherd There is a Longing Here I Am Lord This Alone I Want toWalk as a Child of the Light Unless A Grain of Wheat In Every Age We Will Rise Again Isaiah 49 With The Lord Jesus the Bread of Life You Are Near Keep in Mind Your Light Will Come Jerusalem Like A Shepherd CLOSING HYMNS I Know That My Redeemer Lives Jerusalem My Happy Home How Great Thou Art Lead Me Lord Let There Be Peace on Earth May the Angels Be Your Guide Psalm 23 Sing With All The Saints (tune of Ode to Joy) Song of Farewell Soon And Very Soon The King of Love My Shepherd Is The Strife is O’er OTHER PARTICIPANTS FOR THE FUNERAL MASS If you have family members that are active in the Catholic Church, they are welcome to participate in the funeral liturgy.. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison
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