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Petitions and Reading Selections for Funerals

Below you will find some sample petitions that you can choose from. You may also choose to write your own.

H-1 (F) Prayers of the Faithful
1.
In baptism N received the light of Christ. Scatter the darkness now and lead her over the waters of death. We pray to the Lord…
2. Our sister N was nourished at the table of the Savior. Welcome her into the halls of the heavenly banquet. We pray to the Lord…
3. Many friends and members of our families have gone before us and await the kingdom. Grant them an everlasting home with your Son. We pray to the Lord…
4. The family and friends of N seek comfort and consolation. Heal their pain and dispel the darkness and doubt that come from grief. We pray to the Lord…
5. We are assembled here in faith and confidence to pray for our sister N. Strengthen our hope so that we may live in the expectation of your Son’s coming. We pray to the Lord…

H-1 (M) Prayers of the Faithful
1. In baptism N received the light of Christ. Scatter the darkness now and lead him over the waters of death. We pray to the Lord…
2. Our brother N was nourished at the table of the Savior. Welcome him into the halls of the heavenly banquet. We pray to the Lord…
3. Many friends and members of our families have gone before us and await the kingdom. Grant them an everlasting home with your Son. We pray to the Lord…
4. The family and friends of N seek comfort and consolation. Heal their pain and dispel the darkness and doubt that come from grief. We pray to the Lord…
5. We are assembled here in faith and confidence to pray for our brother N. Strengthen our hope so that we may live in the expectation of your Son’s coming. We pray to the Lord…

H-2 (F) Prayers of the Faithful
1. For N who in baptism was given the pledge of eternal life, that she may now be admitted to the company of the saints. We pray to the Lord…
2. For our sister who ate the body of Christ, the bread of life, that she may be raised up on the last day. We pray to the Lord…
3. For our deceased relatives and friends and for all who have helped us, that they may have the reward of their goodness. We pray to the Lord…
4. For those who have fallen asleep in the hope of rising again, that they may see God face to face. We pray to the Lord…
5. For the family and friends of our sister N that they may be consoled in their grief by the Lord, who wept at the death of his friend Lazarus. We pray to the Lord…
6. For all of us assembled here to worship in faith, that we may be gathered together again in God’s kingdom. We pray to the Lord…

H-2 (M) Prayers of the Faithful
1. For N. who in baptism was given the pledge of eternal life, that he may now be admitted to the company of the saints. We pray to the Lord…
2. For our brother who ate the body of Christ, the bread of life, that he may be raised up on the last day. We pray to the Lord…
3. For our deceased relatives and friends and for all who have helped us, that they may have the reward of their goodness. We pray to the Lord…
4. For those who have fallen asleep in the hope of rising again, that they may see God face to face. We pray to the Lord…
5. For the family and friends of our brother N that they may be consoled in their grief by the Lord, who wept at the death of his friend Lazarus. We pray to the Lord…
6. For all of us assembled here to worship in faith, that we may be gathered together again in God’s kingdom. We pray to the Lord…

H-3 Prayers of the Faithful
1. That the bishops and priests of the Church, and all who preach the Gospel, may be given the strength to express in action the word they proclaim. We pray to the Lord…
2. That those in public office may promote justice and peace. We pray to the Lord…
3. That those who bear the cross of pain in mind or body may never feel forsaken by God. We pray to the Lord…
4. That God may call his servant N to happiness in the company of all the saints. We pray to the Lord…
5. That God may welcome into his glory those of our family and friends who have departed this life. We pray to the Lord…
6. That God may give a place in the kingdom of heaven to all the faithful departed. We pray to the Lord…

Prayers of the Faithful (For a child)
1. For N, child of God [and heir to the kingdom], that he/she be held securely in God’s loving embrace now and for all eternity. We pray to the Lord…
2. For N’s family, especially his/her mother and father, [brothers and sisters], that they feel the healing power of Christ in the midst of their pain and grief. We pray to the Lord…
3. For children who have died of hunger and disease, that these little ones be seated close to the Lord at his heavenly table. We pray to the Lord…
4. For all parents who grieve over the death of their children, that they may be comforted in the knowledge that their children dwell with God. We pray to the Lord…
5. For all of us, N’s family and friends, may we be comforted in our sorrow. We pray to the Lord

Miscellaneous petitions
1.
For all those that care for the sick. For doctors and nurses, medical technicians and aids, hospice workers and hospital employees, that they may be given strength and patience to care for the sick with kindness, love and compassion. We pray to the Lord…
2. For our veterans and those who are serving in the military, for those who have served in armed conflicts and wars, and for their families during these difficult times of separation, may they receive God’s loving peace and strength. We pray to the Lord…
3. Many people die by violence, war, and famine each day. Show your mercy to those who suffer so unjustly these sins against your love, and gather them to the eternal kingdom of peace. We pray to the Lord…
4. Those who trusted in the Lord now sleep in the Lord. Give refreshment, rest, and peace to all whose faith is known to you alone. We pray to the Lord…

 

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Petitions/Reading Selections for Weddings

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Please choose a First, Second, and Gospel Reading, and a Responsorial Psalm from the selections listed below. During Easter Time, both readings are from the New Testament. The readings are available to read on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website. Any questions you may have about selecting readings and petitions may be directed toward Susan Ratigan.

Outside Easter Time

C-1 First Reading 2 Maccabees 12:43-46
C-2 First Reading Job 19:1, 23-27a
C-3 First Reading Long version: Wisdom 3:1-9 Short version: Wisdom 3:1-6, 9
C-4 First Reading Wisdom 4:7-15
C-5 First Reading Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9
C-6 First Reading Lamentations 3:17-26
C-7 First Reading Daniel 12:1-3

During Easter Time

C-8 First Reading Long version: Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43 Short version: Acts of the Apostles 10:34-36, 42-43
C-9 First Reading Revelation 14:13
C-10 First Reading Revelation 20:11-21:1
C-11 First Reading Revelation 21:1-5a, 6b-7

D-1 Responsorial Psalm Psalm 23:1-3, 4, 5, 6
D-2 Responsorial Psalm 25:6 and 7b, 17-18, 20-21
D-3 Responsorial Psalm 27:1, 4,7 and 8b and 9a, 13-14
D-4 Responsorial Psalm 42:2,3,5cdef; 43:3,4,5
D-5 Responsorial Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
D-6 Responsorial Psalm 103:8 and 10, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18
D-7 Responsorial Psalm 116:5,6, 10-11, 15-16ac
D-8 Responsorial Psalm 122:1-2, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
D-9 Responsorial Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6ab, 6c-7, 8
D-10 Responsorial Psalm 
143:1-2, 5-6, 7ab, 8ab, 10

E-1 Second Reading Romans 5:5-11
E-2 Second Reading Romans 5:17-21
E-3 Second Reading Long version: Romans 6:3-9 Short version: Romans 6:3-4, 8-9
E-4 Second Reading Romans 8:14-23
E-5 Second Reading Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39
E-6 Second Reading Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12
E-7 Second Reading Long version: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 Short version: 1 Corinthians 15:20-23
E-8 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 15:51-57
E-9 Second Reading 2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1
E-10 Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10
E-11 Second Reading Philippians 3:20-21
E-12 Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
E-13 Second Reading 2 Timothy 2:8-13
E-14 Second Reading 1 John 3:1-2
E-15 Second Reading 1 John 3:14-16

G-1 Gospel Reading Matthew 5:1-12a
G-2 Gospel Reading Matthew 11:25-30
G-3 Gospel Reading Matthew 25:1-13
G-4 Gospel Reading Matthew 25:31-46
G-5 Gospel Reading Long version: Mark 15:33-39; 16:1-6 Short version Mark 15:33-39
G-6 Gospel Reading Luke 7:11-17
G-7 Gospel Reading Luke 12:35-40
G-8 Gospel Reading Luke 23:33, 39-43
G-9 Gospel Reading Long version: Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6a Short version: Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53
G-10 Gospel Reading Long version: Luke 24:13-35 Short version: Luke 24:13-16, 28-35
G-11 Gospel Reading John 5:24-29
G-12 Gospel Reading John 6:37-40
G-13 Gospel Reading John 6:51-59
G-14 Gospel Reading Long version: John 11:17-27 Short version: John 11:21-27
G-15 Gospel Reading John 11:32-45
G-16 Gospel Reading Long version: John 12:23-28 Short version: John 12:23-26
G-17 Gospel Reading John 14:1-6
G-18 Gospel Reading John 17:24-26
G-19 Gospel Reading John 19:17-18, 25-39

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