You Are Not Alone



Funeral Music, Readings & Prayers of the Faithful



On behalf of the Parish Community of St. James Catholic Church, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy at the loss of your loved one.


Please know that we are here to help you and support you during this difficult time. One of our Bereavement Ministers will assist you in the planning of the Funeral Mass, and suggest ways for family and friends to be personally involved.


The remainder of this booklet contains Music Suggestions and Scripture Readings appropriate for the Catholic Funeral Rite. They are beautiful passages of comfort, peace, and hope.

May God’s strength and peace be with you.


St. James Parish Community


Music Suggestions

Click here for a list of Songs


Reading Options  


We invite you to reflect on the following Scripture passages and select one for each of the following portions of the Liturgy of the Word:

First Reading:

select from A-1 through A-6

(during the Easter Season, from AA-1 to AA-3)


Second Reading:

Select from B-1 through B-12



select from C-1 to C-10


Prayer of the Faithful Options

Click here to read options A-D