The Music Ministry of
Rye, New York

Resurrection Catholic Parish



Funeral Planning

The Priests, Staff, and Parish Family of Resurrection Catholic Church wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your loved one.  In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus by his death and resurrection conquered death.  The Funeral Mass especially expresses our faith in Jesus’ victory over death and everlasting life promised by his resurrection. 

Funeral and Memorial Mass Readings
Click on the link below to view and choose the first reading (old Testament) and the second reading (old Testament).  The Priest celebrant will choose the Gosepl reading.  The Psalm is normally sung.  FUNERAL / MEMORIAL READINGS

A Word about Sacred Music 
Music is integral to the Funeral Mass.  Since music can evoke strong feelings, the music for the celebration of funeral rites should be chosen with great care.  The music at funerals should support, console, and uplift the participants and give them hope in Christ’s victory over death and the Christian’s share in that victory.  
Therefore, the texts of the songs chosen should be related to the scripture readings used in the Mass in expressing the paschal mystery of Jesus’ suffering, death, and triumph over death. 

For your convenience, we are providing a list of approved songs that you may select from for the Funeral Mass.  We recognize that the deceased person may have had favorite secular music that you would like incorporated into the service.  Secular music such as popular love songs, College fight songs or school songs, Broadway Show Tunes, etc. etc. are NOT permitted within the context of the funeral liturgy nor are they allowed as prelude or postlude music.  We suggest that you contact the Funeral Home and instruct them to play such music during the visitation at the Funeral Home.

Amazing Grace
Ave Maria    *Offertory only
Be Not Afraid
Be Thou My Vision
Come To Me
Eat This Bread
Faith of Our Fathers
For All the Saints
Gift of Finest Wheat
Hail Holy Queen Enthroned above
Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Here I Am Lord
Holy God We Praise Thy Name
Holy, Holy, Holy
How Great Thou Art
I Know That My Redeemer Lives
Irish Blessing
Immaculate Mary
Joyful. Joyful We Adore Thee
Keep In Mind
Lady of Knock    *Offertory only
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Now We Remain
O God Our Help In Ages Past
On Eagles Wings
One Bread, One Body    *Communion only
Panis Angelicus    *Communion only
Prayer of St. Francis
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Shepherd Me O God
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
You are Mine
You are Near
We Have Been Told
We Remember
Whatsoever You Do

All of the Above Music can be heard by searching for the Title of the Hymn on