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					Music Planning Guide for Funeral Masses at the Church of the Nativity
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This simple planning guide will assist you in selecting music for the Funeral Mass. An extended planning guide is available upon request and may be used if desired. Each list of songs is followed by a line on which you may enter your own song selection. A song or hymn not in the lists must be a sacred one that is appropriate for the liturgical action and speaks of our belief in the resurrection of Jesus, everlasting life, or God’s abundant mercy. The extended planning guide offers more description of the parts of the Mass as well as additional song choices. You may access this document on the World Wide Web through the Church of the Nativity website at www.NativityLafayette.org to hear recordings of the underlined songs. You may also request that the Director of Music assist you in planning the music of the Funeral Mass. Recommended song choices, particularly those suggested by the Graduale Romanum or Missale Romanum, are marked with an asterisk (*). Entrance Antiphon: Entrance Song: * “Requiem Aeternam” (Chant, Mode VI) (Select One) ___ * Psalm 25: “To You, O Lord” (Owen Alstott) ___ * Psalm 90: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (SAINT ANNE) ___ * Psalm 130: “With the Lord There Is Mercy” (Rick Modlin) ___ “Amazing Grace” (NEW BRITAIN) ___ “Be Not Afraid” (Bob Dufford) ___ “I Heard the Voice of Jesus” (KINGSFOLD) ___ “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” (DUKE STREET) ___ “Jerusalem, My Happy Home” (LAND OF REST) ___ “Lord of All Hopefulness” (SLANE) ___ “Sing with All the Saints in Glory” (HYMN TO JOY) ___ “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling” (THOMPSON) ___ “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (IN BABILONE) ___ * Psalm 33: “Lord, Let Your Mercy” (Bob Dufford) [Easter Season only] ___ “The Strife Is O’er” (VICTORY) [Easter Season only] Other Song: _____________________________________________________ Kyrie: Responsorial Psalm: * Missa XVIII B (Graduale Romanum) [omitted when there is a Greeting at the Doors of the Church] (Select One for the Funeral Mass of an Adult) ___ Psalm 23:1-6 “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.” ___ Psalm 23:1-6 “Though I walk in the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, for you are with me.” ___ Psalm 25:1,3,6-7,17-18,20-21 “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.” ___ Psalm 25:1,3,6-7,17-18,20-21 “No one who waits for you, O Lord, will ever be put to shame.” ___ Psalm 27:1,4,7-9,13-14 “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” ___ Psalm 27:1,4,7-9,13-14 “I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.” ___ Psalm 42:2,3; Psalm 43:3-5 “My soul is thirsting for the living God: when

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shall I see him face to face?” ___ Psalm 63:2-6,8-9 “My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.” ___ Psalm 103:8,10,13-18 “The Lord is kind and merciful.” ___ Psalm 103:8,10,13-18 “The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.” ___ Psalm 116:5-6,10-11,15-16 “I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.” ___ Psalm 122:1-9 “I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.” ___ Psalm 130:1-8 “Out of the depths, I cry to you, Lord.” ___ Psalm 130:1-8 “I hope in the Lord, I trust in his word.” ___ Psalm 143:1-2,5-8,10 “O Lord, hear my prayer.” (Select One for the Funeral Mass of a Child) ___ Psalm 23:1-6 “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.” ___ Psalm 23:1-6 “Though I walk in the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, for you are with me.” ___ Psalm 25:1,3,6-7,17-18,20-21 “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.” ___ Psalm 25:1,3,6-7,17-18,20-21 “No one who waits for you, O Lord, will ever be put to shame.” ___ Psalm 42:2,3; Psalm 43:3-5 “My soul is thirsting for the living God: when shall I see him face to face?” ___ Psalm 148:1-2,11-14 “Let all praise the name of the Lord.” ___ Psalm 148:1-2,11-14 “Alleluia.”[except during Lent Season] Gospel Acclamation: Offertory Song: Easter Vigil Communion Antiphon (Chant, Mode VI) [except during Lent Season] Missa Œcumenica (Richard Proulx) [Lent Season only] (Select One) ___ * Psalm 13: “How Long, O Lord” (Gerard Chiusano) ___ * Psalms 42 and 43: “As the Deer Longs” (Bob Hurd) ___ * Psalm 51: “Create in Me” (Tom Kendzia) ___ Psalm 62: “Only in God” (John Michael Talbot) ___ Psalm 84: “How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place” (Randall DeBruyn) ___ * Psalm 90: “Restless is the Heart” (Bernadette Farrell) ___ * Psalm 130: “With the Lord There Is Mercy” (Timothy R. Smith) ___ * Psalm 138: “On the Day I Called” (Rory Cooney) ___ “Ave Maria” (Chant, Mode I) ___ “Ave Maria” (Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Gounod) ___ “Ave Maria” (Franz Schubert) ___ “Only This I Want” (Dan Schutte) ___ “Parable” (M.D. Ridge) ___ “Prayer of Saint Francis” (Sebastian Temple) ___ “You Are Mine” (David Haas) ___ “You Are Near” (Dan Schutte) ___ * Psalm 63: “My Soul Thirsts” (Dan Schutte) [Easter Season only] Other Song: _____________________________________________________

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Ordinary of the Mass: (Select One) The Ordinary consists of the generally invariable songs of the Liturgy of the Eucharist, including the Holy (Sanctus) and Lamb of God (Agnus Dei). You may elect to have the texts of Missa XVIII sung in English or Latin. ___ * Missa XVIII (Graduale Romanum) [English Text] ___ * Missa XVIII (Graduale Romanum) [Latin Text] (Select One) ___ * Psalm 16: “The Path of Life” (Scott Soper) ___ * Psalm 23: “Shepherd Me, O God” (Marty Haugen) ___ * Psalm 27: “The Lord Is My Light” (David Haas) ___ Psalm 34: “Taste and See” (James E. Moore, Jr.) ___ “Blest Are They” (David Haas) ___ * “Come to Me” (Gregory Norbet, Weston Priory) ___ * “Eat This Bread” (Jacques Berthier, Taizé Community) ___ * “Gift of Finest Wheat” (BICENTENNIAL) ___ * “I Am the Bread of Life” (Suzanne Toolan) ___ * “I, the Lord” (Tom Kendzia) ___ * “Unless a Grain of Wheat” (Bernadette Farrell) ___ * “Whatsoever You Do” (Willard F. Jabusch) Other Song: _____________________________________________________ Song of Farewell: * “Song of Farewell” (O WALY WALY) [except during Easter Season] * “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” (Scott Soper) [Easter Season only]

Communion Song:

Committal Processionals:* “In Paradisum / Chorus Angelorum” (Chant, Modes VII and VIII) (Select Latin or English Text) ___ [Latin Text] ___ [English Text] followed by (Select One) ___ * Psalm 27: “Song of Farewell” (Ernest Sands) ___ Psalm 91: “On Eagle’s Wings” (Michael Joncas) ___ “Here I Am, Lord” (Dan Schutte) ___ “How Great Thou Art” (Stuart K. Hine) ___ * “I Am the Bread of Life” (Suzanne Toolan) ___ * “I, the Lord” (Tom Kendzia) ___ “Lord, You Have Come” (Cesáreo Gabaráin) ___ “O Loving God” (LONDONDERRY AIR) [Tune of “Danny Boy”] ___ “Sing to the Mountains” (Bob Dufford) [Easter Season only] Other Song: _____________________________________________________

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The following extended Funeral Mass music planning guide may be used if desired. The Funeral Liturgy is the central liturgical celebration of the Christian community for the deceased. The Catholic Church provides prayer and rituals for every moment of our final journey of the passing of earthly life into everlasting life. The local priest has the ritual book with each component of the rite called “The Order of Christian Funerals”. While the ritual and texts for the Order of Christian Funerals (hereafter called OCF), contains lists of readings, psalms, and prayer forms to consider for the Funeral Liturgy, this document is intended to provide guidance in planning the music of the Mass. The Church encourages the celebration of the life of the deceased to take place within the context of Mass whenever possible. (OCF, 128) General guidelines for music in Eucharistic celebrations apply equally to the Funeral Liturgy. The full and active participation of the assembly affirms the value of praying for the dead through song and word, gives strength and support to the bereaved, and is a sure sign of faith and hope in the Paschal mystery. (OCF, 150) The specific music of the Mass is described individually in each of the following sections in order to assist in the selection of music. You may access this document on the World Wide Web through the Church of the Nativity website at www.NativityLafayette.org to hear recordings of the underlined songs. You may also request that the Director of Music assist you in planning the music of the Funeral Mass. Recommended song choices, particularly those suggested by the Graduale Romanum or Missale Romanum, are marked with an asterisk (*). Entrance Antiphon The Mass begins with the Entrance Antiphon, “Requiem Aeternam”. In this chant, the Church joins its hearts and voices in the sung prayer of the Fourth Book of Esdras, Chapter 2, Verses 34 and 35: “Eternal rest grant unto him/her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him/her.” The cantor or choir will sing this antiphon. Entrance Antiphon: Entrance Song The Entrance Song accompanies the procession into the church. When choosing an Entrance Song, consider that the members of the congregation or procession may not have hymnals. They may be more likely to sing a familiar song or one with an easily learned and repeatable refrain. An excellent way to encourage congregational participation at this time is to choose a setting of a Psalm from the following list. Psalm 25 with its response of “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul” has an especially beautiful text that the cantor, choir, and congregation can sing to accompany the entrance procession while expressing our Catholic Christian belief in the resurrection. (OCF, 135) Entrance Song: Select one song from this list during the Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Ordinary Time Seasons: ___ * Psalm 25: “To You, O Lord” (Owen Alstott) ___ * Psalm 25: “To You, O Lord” (Scott Soper) ___ * Psalm 90: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (SAINT ANNE) ___ * Psalm 130: “Out of the Depths” (Scott Soper) ___ * Psalm 130: “With the Lord There Is Mercy” (Rick Modlin) ___ * Psalm 130: “With the Lord There Is Mercy” (Timothy R. Smith) ___ “Abide with Me” (EVENTIDE) * “Requiem Aeternam” (Chant, Mode VI)

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___ “Amazing Grace” (NEW BRITAIN) ___ “Be Not Afraid” (Bob Dufford) ___ “Be Still, My Soul” (FINLANDIA) ___ “Be Thou My Vision” (SLANE) ___ “For All the Saints” (SINE NOMINE) [except during Lent Season] ___ “How Firm a Foundation” (FOUNDATION) ___ “I Heard the Voice of Jesus” (KINGSFOLD) ___ “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” (DUKE STREET) ___ “Jerusalem, My Happy Home” (LAND OF REST) ___ “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” (SAINT COLUMBA) ___ “The Living God My Shepherd Is” (BROTHER JAMES’ AIR) ___ “The Lord Is My Hope” (M.D. Ridge) ___ “Lord of All Hopefulness” (SLANE) ___ “Sing with All the Saints in Glory” (HYMN TO JOY) ___ “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling” (THOMPSON) ___ “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (IN BABILONE) ___ “Where My Father Lives” (M.D. Ridge) In addition to the songs above, you may select one of the following as an Entrance Song during the Easter Season: ___ * Psalm 33: “Lord, Let Your Mercy” (Bob Dufford) ___ * “All Creatures of Our God and King” (LASST UNS EFREUEN) ___ “Keep in Mind” (Lucien Deiss) ___ * “Sing a New Song” (Dan Schutte) ___ “The Strife Is O’er” (VICTORY) If you would like to select an Entrance Song not in the lists, please write it on the following line. The song or hymn must be a sacred one that speaks of our belief in the resurrection of Jesus, everlasting life, or God’s abundant mercy. _________________________________________________________ Kyrie The Kyrie Eleison (Greek for “Lord, Have Mercy”) is omitted when the Funeral Mass begins with a Greeting at the Doors of the Church. In the event that the Greeting is omitted, the Kyrie from Missa XVIII (Mass XVIII) is sung. Kyrie: Gloria The Gloria (“Glory to God in the highest…”) is not sung or said in a Funeral Mass. * Missa XVIII B (Graduale Romanum)

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Responsorial Psalm Following the First Reading, the Responsorial Psalm is sung. The style of the Psalm is responsorial; the cantor or choir sings the verses with the assembly joining in the Psalm response. As an integral part of the Liturgy of the Word, the Psalm is to be proclaimed from the ambo and its text may not be a paraphrase of Holy Scripture. If a song that paraphrases a Psalm—such as “Shepherd Me, O God”—is desired, such a song may be sung as the Entrance, Offertory, or Communion Song. The Order of Christian Funerals provides for the selection of one of the following Psalm responses. Responsorial Psalm: Select one Psalm from this list for the Funeral Mass of an adult: ___ Psalm 23:1-6 “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.” ___ Psalm 23:1-6 “Though I walk in the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, for you are with me.” ___ Psalm 25:1,3,6-7,17-18,20-21 “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.” ___ Psalm 25:1,3,6-7,17-18,20-21 “No one who waits for you, O Lord, will ever be put to shame.” ___ Psalm 27:1,4,7-9,13-14 “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” ___ Psalm 27:1,4,7-9,13-14 “I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.” ___ Psalm 42:2,3; Psalm 43:3-5 “My soul is thirsting for the living God: when shall I see him face to face?” ___ Psalm 63:2-6,8-9 “My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.” ___ Psalm 103:8,10,13-18 “The Lord is kind and merciful.” ___ Psalm 103:8,10,13-18 “The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.” ___ Psalm 116:5-6,10-11,15-16 “I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.” ___ Psalm 122:1-9 “I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.” ___ Psalm 130:1-8 “Out of the depths, I cry to you, Lord.” ___ Psalm 130:1-8 “I hope in the Lord, I trust in his word.” ___ Psalm 143:1-2,5-8,10 “O Lord, hear my prayer.” Select one Psalm from this list for the Funeral Mass of a child: ___ Psalm 23:1-6 “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.” ___ Psalm 23:1-6 “Though I walk in the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, for you are with me.” ___ Psalm 25:1,3,6-7,17-18,20-21 “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.” ___ Psalm 25:1,3,6-7,17-18,20-21 “No one who waits for you, O Lord, will ever be put to shame.” ___ Psalm 42:2,3; Psalm 43:3-5 “My soul is thirsting for the living God: when shall I see him face to face?” ___ Psalm 148:1-2,11-14 “Let all praise the name of the Lord.” ___ Psalm 148:1-2,11-14 “Alleluia.”[except during Lent Season]

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Alleluia (or Gospel Acclamation) and Gospel Verse Following the Second Reading, the Alleluia is sung to introduce the proclamation of the Gospel. The style of the Alleluia or Gospel Acclamation is responsorial; the cantor or choir sings the Gospel Verse with the assembly joining in the response. During the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Easter, and Ordinary Time, the Alleluia sung at the Great Vigil of Easter is sung at this time to recall that by Jesus’ rising from the dead, we, too, are brought to eternal life. Alleluia: Easter Vigil Communion Antiphon (Chant, Mode VI)

During the season of Lent, when we may not sing “Alleluia”, the Gospel Acclamation (“Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory.”) is sung instead. Gospel Acclamation: Missa Œcumenica (Richard Proulx)

The Order of Christian Funerals provides for the selection of one of the following Gospel Verses. Gospel Verse: Select one verse from this list for the Funeral Mass of an adult: ___ See Matthew 11:25 “Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.” ___ Matthew 25:34 “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, says the Lord; inherit the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world.” ___ John 3:16 “God loved the world so much, he gave us his only Son, that all who believe in him might have eternal life.” ___ John 6:39 “This is the will of my Father, says the Lord, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given to me, and that I should raise it up on the last day.” ___ John 6:40 “This is the will of my Father, says the Lord, that all who believe in the Son will have eternal life and I will raise them to life again on the last day.” ___ John 6:51a “I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live for ever.” ___ John 11:25-26 “I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me will not die for ever.” ___ John 15:16 “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.” ___ See Philippians 3:20 “Our true home is in heaven, and Jesus Christ, whose return we long for, will come from heaven to save us.” ___ 2 Timothy 2:11b-12a “If we die with Christ, we shall live with him, and if we are faithful to the end, we shall reign with him.” ___ Revelation 1:5a, 6b “Jesus Christ is the firstborn from the dead; glory and kingship be his for ever and ever. Amen.” ___ Revelation 14:13 “Blessed are those who have died in the Lord; let them rest from their labors for their good deeds go with them.” Select one verse from this list for the Funeral Mass of a child: ___ See Matthew 11:25 “Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.” ___ John 6:39 “This is the will of my Father, says the Lord, that I should lose

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nothing of all that he has given to me, and that I should raise it up on the last day.” ___ 2 Corinthians 1:3b-4a “Blessed be the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who consoles us in all our afflictions.” ___ Revelation 1:5a, 6b “Jesus Christ is the firstborn from the dead; glory and kingship be his for ever and ever. Amen.” Offertory Antiphon or Song The Offertory Song accompanies the Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. When choosing an Offertory Song, consider that the members of the congregation may be more likely to sing a familiar song or one with an easily learned and repeatable refrain. A way to encourage congregational participation at this time is to choose a setting of a Psalm from the following list. The Offertory Song may also be a sacred composition sung only by the cantor or choir such as “Ave Maria”. Offertory Song: Select one song from this list during the Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Ordinary Time Seasons: ___ * Psalm 13: “How Long, O Lord” (Gerard Chiusano) ___ * Psalm 42: “As the Deer Longs” (O WALY WALY) ___ * Psalm 42: “O God, for You I Long” (Bernadette Farrell) ___ * Psalm 42: “Running Streams” (John Foley) ___ * Psalms 42 and 43: “As the Deer Longs” (Bob Hurd) ___ * Psalm 51: “Create a clean heart in me, O God.” (Owen Alstott) ___ * Psalm 51: “Create in Me” (Bob Hurd) ___ * Psalm 51: “Create in Me” (Tom Kendzia) ___ Psalm 62: “Only in God” (John Michael Talbot) ___ Psalm 84: “How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place” (Randall DeBruyn) ___ Psalm 84: “How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place” (Michael Joncas) ___ * Psalm 90: “In Every Age” (Timothy R. Smith) ___ * Psalm 90: “In Every Age” (Janèt Sullivan Whittaker) ___ * Psalm 90: “Restless is the Heart” (Bernadette Farrell) ___ * Psalm 126: “The Lord Has Done Great Things” (Jaime Cortez) ___ * Psalm 126: “The Lord Has Done Great Things” (Ricky Manalo) ___ * Psalm 130: “Out of the Depths” (Scott Soper) ___ * Psalm 130: “With the Lord There Is Mercy” (Rick Modlin) ___ * Psalm 130: “With the Lord There Is Mercy” (Timothy R. Smith) ___ Psalm 131: “Like Child Rests” (Christopher Walker) ___ * Psalm 138: “On the Day I Called” (Rory Cooney) ___ “Ave Maria” (Chant, Mode I) ___ “Ave Maria” (Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Gounod) ___ “Ave Maria” (Franz Schubert) ___ “Hail Mary: Gentle Woman” (Carey Landry) ___ “I Have Loved You” (Michael Joncas) ___ “Isaiah 49” (Carey Landry) ___ “Jesus, Remember Me” (Jacques Berthier, Taizé Community) ___ “Only This I Want” (Dan Schutte) ___ * “Our Hope Is in the Lord” (Dan Schutte)

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___ “Parable” (M.D. Ridge) ___ “Prayer of Saint Francis” (Sebastian Temple) ___ “We Have Been Told” (David Haas) ___ “You Are Mine” (David Haas) ___ “You Are Near” (Dan Schutte) In addition to the songs above, you may consider one of the following during the Easter Season: ___ * Psalm 63: “My Soul Is Thirsting” (Steve Angrisano) ___ * Psalm 63: “My Soul Thirsts” (Dan Schutte) If you would like to select an Offertory Song not in the lists, please write it on the following line. The song or hymn must be a sacred one that speaks of our belief in the resurrection of Jesus, everlasting life, or God’s abundant mercy. _________________________________________________________ Ordinary of the Mass The Ordinary of the Mass is the set of texts of the Roman Catholic Church Latin Rite Mass that are generally invariable. These include the Sanctus, Post Consecrationem, Amen, Pater Noster, and Agnus Dei. The Sanctus (“Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might…”) is an acclamation based on the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 6, Verse 3, and the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 21, Verse 9. It is sung at the conclusion of the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer. The Post Consecrationem is the Memorial Acclamation sung by the congregation after the priest’s invitation to proclaim the mystery of faith. The typical acclamation sung at a Funeral Mass is Form B (“Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory.”). When the Mass of Creation is chosen as the Ordinary of the Mass, acclamation Form A is sung (“Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.”). The Amen, which means “so be it”, is sung by the people in response to the Doxology of the Eucharistic Prayer (“Through him, with him, in him…for ever and ever.”). The Pater Noster is better known in English as the “Lord’s Prayer” or the “Our Father”. It is usually recited at a Funeral Mass, but it may also be sung. Sacramentary Tone B is the English chant known by most Catholic Christians in the United States. Tonus Orationis Dominicæ A is known in this parish and may be sung in either English or Latin. The Agnus Dei (“Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us…”) is a threefold invocation to Christ based on the Gospel of John, Chapter 1, Verse 29. It accompanies the Fraction Rite, in which the priest breaks the consecrated host prior to the distribution of communion. The third and final invocation ends with the words “dona nobis pacem” or “grant us peace”. Missa XVIII, which is sung at this parish during the seasons of Advent and Lent, is also recommended for use in the Funeral Mass by Mother Church. You may elect to have the texts of Missa XVIII sung in English or Latin.

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Ordinary of the Mass: Select the language of the Ordinary music: ___ * Missa XVIII (Graduale Romanum) [English Text] ___ * Missa XVIII (Graduale Romanum) [Latin Text] Sanctus: Missa XVIII (Graduale Romanum) Post Consecrationem: Post Consecrationem 1 or B (Graduale Romanum) Amen: Tonus Simplex or Sollemnis (Graduale Romanum) Pater Noster: Tonus Orationis Dominicæ A (Graduale Romanum) Agnus Dei: Missa XVIII (Graduale Romanum)

Communion Antiphon or Song The Communion Song accompanies the reception of Holy Communion by the members of the congregation. When choosing a Communion Song, consider that the Faithful are likely to be processing to receive communion and may not be able to carry hymnals with them. They may be more likely to sing a familiar song or one with an easily learned and repeatable refrain. A song with a Eucharistic text or text based on the Gospel reading is most appropriate as a Communion Song. A way to encourage congregational participation at this time is to choose a setting of a Psalm from the following list. If you would like “Shepherd Me, O God” sung at the Funeral Mass, it is ideally sung at this time. The Communion Song may also be a sacred composition sung only by the cantor or choir such as “Panis Angelicus” or “Pie Jesu” or a chant such as “Ave Verum Corpus”. Communion Song: Select one song from this list during the Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time Seasons: ___ * Psalm 16: “The Path of Life” (Scott Soper) ___ * Psalm 23: “I Shall Live in the House of the Lord” (Scot Crandal) ___ * Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd…” (Owen Alstott) ___ * Psalm 23: “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (Scot Crandal) ___ * Psalm 23: “My Shepherd is the Lord” (Rev. Joseph Gelineau, SJ) ___ * Psalm 23: “Shepherd Me, O God” (Marty Haugen) ___ * Psalm 27: “The Lord Is My Light” (David Haas) ___ * Psalm 27: “The Lord Is My Light” (Christopher Walker) ___ * Psalm 27: “The Lord Is Near” (Michael Joncas) ___ Psalm 34: “Taste and See” (James E. Moore, Jr.) ___ “Ave Verum Corpus” (Chant, Mode VI) ___ * “Because the Lord Is My Shepherd” (Christopher Walker) ___ “Blest Are They” (David Haas) ___ * “Come to Me” (Gregory Norbet, Weston Priory) ___ * “Eat This Bread” (Jacques Berthier, Taizé Community) ___ * “Gift of Finest Wheat” (BICENTENNIAL) ___ * “I Am the Bread of Life” (Suzanne Toolan) ___ * “I, the Lord” (Tom Kendzia) ___ “Like a Shepherd” (Bob Dufford)“Panis Angelicus” (César Franck) ___ “Panis Angelicus (Holy and Living Bread)” (SACRIS SOLEMNIS) ___ “Pie Jesu” (Andrew Lloyd Webber) ___ * “Shelter Me, O God” (Bob Hurd) ___ * “This Alone” (Tim Manion) ___ * “Unless a Grain of Wheat” (Bernadette Farrell) ___ * “We Will Rise Again” (David Haas)

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___ * “Whatsoever You Do” (Willard F. Jabusch) ___ * “Yes, I Shall Arise” (Owen Alstott) If you would like to select a Communion Song not in the lists, please write it on the following line. The song or hymn must be a sacred one that speaks of our belief in the resurrection of Jesus, everlasting life, or God’s abundant mercy. _________________________________________________________ Song of Farewell During the Final Commendation, we take leave of our departed brother or sister with a Song of Farewell in which we commend the soul of the deceased to God and once again express our belief in a new life after death. Two options exist for the Song of Farewell. The “Song of Farewell” is set to the familiar tune of O WALY WALY, which is sung in this parish with the text of Psalm 42 and Psalm 43, “As the Deer Longs”. “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” has an easily repeatable refrain and is especially appropriate during the Easter Season. Song of Farewell: Select one song from this list: ___ * “Song of Farewell” (O WALY WALY) ___ * “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” (Scott Soper)

Procession to the Place of Committal The procession to the place of committal begins with the singing of the chant antiphons “In Paradisum” and “Chorus Angelorum”, songs of commendation of the soul of our departed brother or sister to the care of the angels so that they may welcome him or her into life everlasting. You may elect to have these antiphons sung in English or the original Latin. Antiphon: * “In Paradisum / Chorus Angelorum” (Chant, Modes VII and VIII) Select English or Latin text. ___ [Latin Text] ___ [English Text]

“In Paradisum” is followed by the Committal Procession Song, or Committal Processional. When choosing a Committal Processional, consider that the members of the congregation are likely to be processing from the church and may not be able to carry hymnals with them. They may be more likely to sing a familiar song or one with an easily learned and repeatable refrain. Committal Processional: Select one song from this list during the Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time Seasons: ___ * Psalm 27: “May the Angels Be Your Guide” (M. MacAller, K. McGrath) ___ * Psalm 27: “Song of Farewell” (Ernest Sands) ___ Psalm 91: “On Eagle’s Wings” (Michael Joncas) ___ “All That Is Hidden” (Bernadette Farrell) ___ “Here I Am, Lord” (Dan Schutte) ___ “How Great Thou Art” (Stuart K. Hine) ___ * “I Am the Bread of Life” (Suzanne Toolan)

Music Planning Guide for Funeral Masses at the Church of the Nativity
___ * “I, the Lord” (Tom Kendzia) ___ “Lord, You Have Come” (Cesáreo Gabaráin) ___ “O Loving God” (LONDONDERRY AIR) [Tune of “Danny Boy”] In addition to the songs above, you may consider the following song during the Easter Season: ___ * “Sing to the Mountains” (Bob Dufford) If you would like to select a Committal Processional not in the list, please write it on the following line. The song or hymn must be a sacred one that speaks of our belief in the resurrection of Jesus, everlasting life, or God’s abundant mercy. _________________________________________________________


				
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