Music at Funerals

The procedure, with regard to the music for funerals at St. Mary’s, is as follows:

  • The family involved contacts the church
  • The staff informs them that music can be provided
  • They are given the list of funeral/wedding music (see attached lists)
  • They are given a sheet as to where songs are sung during the liturgy
  • They are asked if they have any preference as to who provides the music
  • They are informed of the $50 fee per musician/singer
    • Note – in some circumstances the fee is waived if is a hardship
  • The office contacts the Music Ministry Coordinator and provides: contact numbers of the family involved, information as to liturgy/ceremony, date, musicians and music preference – if musicians and music preferences are not known, the Coordinator will follow-up with family
  • Music Ministry Coordinator contacts requested musician, determines availability, and provides them with chosen songs, etc.
  • If no preference is made, Coordinator will contact all Music Ministers via email to determine availability, if time permits, or will utilize a rotation schedule for the next Music Minister

Funeral Songs

Entrance Songs

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God 607 G / 691 UC
All I Ask Of You 665 UC
Alleluia! Sing To Jesus 853 G/ 466 UC
Be Joyful, Mary 426 G / 440 UC
Because The Lord Is My Shepherd 610 UC
Christ, Be Our Light 783 UC
Easter Alleluia 424 G
For All The Saints 793 G / 502 UC
Here I Am Lord / Aqui Estoy Senor 686 G / 598 UC
Hosea 386 G / 274 UC
I Know That My Redeemer Lives - Soper 312 UC
Prayer Of St. Francis / Make Me a Channel of Your Peace 726 G / 623 UC
Shelter Me, O God 636 G / 619 UC
Sing With all the Saints in Glory (Ode to Joy melody) 442 G
Turn To Me 278UC
We Walk By Faith 590 G / 657 UC
We Will Rise Again 677 UC


Responsorial Psalms

Psalm 103 - The Lord Is Kind And Merciful (Cotter) 99 G
Psalm 103 - The Lord Is Kind And Merciful (Haugen) 100 G
Psalm 19 - Lord, You Have The Words (Haas) 27 G / 129 UC
Psalm 23 - Shepherd Me, O God 31 G / 612 UC
Psalm 27 - The Lord Is My Light (Haas) 39 G / 144 UC
Psalm 63 - My Soul Is Thirsting 61 G
Psalm 91 - Be With Me, Lord, When I Am In Trouble 85 G / 186 UC

**Mass Parts (sung at Presider’s discretion) will be from the current Mass Setting being used for Sunday liturgies.



Presentation of the Gifts Songs

Amazing Grace 612 G / 687 UC
Be Not Afraid 608 G
Blest Are They 659 G / 655 UC
Center Of My Life 598 G / 655 UC
Eye Has Not Seen 638 G / 617 UC
I Have Loved You 504 G / 762 UC
I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Street) 430 G
I, The Lord 860 G
Now We Remain 694 G / 628 UC
On Eagle's Wings 611 G / 680 UC
We Shall Arise Again 772 G
We Will Rise Again 677 UC
You Are Mine 649 G / 611 UC
You Are Near 604 G / 682 UC


Communion Songs

Bread of Life, Hope of the World (Farrell) 821 G
Gift Of Finest Wheat 570 UC
I Am The Bread Of Life / Yo Soy El Pan De Vida 828 G / 561 UC
Like A Shepherd 325 G / 765 UC
One Bread, One Body 830 G
Pan de Vida (Hurd) 848 G / 537
Panis Angelicus 564 UC
Sing, My Tongue, the Savior's Glory 411 UC
Taste and See / Gusten y Vean (Hurd) 542 UC
Taste and See (Moore) 826 G
You Satisfy the Hunger Heart 815 G


Song of Farewell (time permitting):

**When priest returns to altar after distribution of Holy Communion and until he sits down

All I Ask of You 665 UC
Amazing Grace 612 G / 687 UC
Amazing Grace 612 G / 687 UC
Celtic Song of Farewell Sheet Music
Eye Has Not Seen 638 G / 617 UC
I Have Loved You 504 G / 762 UC
Isaiah 49 763 UC
Lord Of All Hopefulness (Be Thou My Vision tune) 578 G / 794 UC
Only In God 621 G / 686 UC
Psalm 138 - The Fragrance of Christ 134 G
There Is A Longing 795 UC
This Alone 797 UC
Without Seeing You 844 G


Closing Songs

Ave Maria (Chant) 789 G
Ave Maria (Schubert) Sheet Music
Hail Mary: Gentle Woman 782 G / 478 UC
Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above 784 G / 475 UC
Holy Is His Name (Talbot) 490 UC
Holy Is Your Name (Hass) 147 G
Immaculate Mary / Del Cielo Ha Bajado 790 G / 506 UC
Mary's Song (Amazing Grace Melody) 492 UC
Mary's Song (Riety) 494 UC
O Most Holy One / Oh Santisima 780 G / 480 UC*
Regina Caeli 447 G
Salve Regina / Hail, Queen of Heaven 779 G / 482 UC
Sing of Mary 489 UC
Sing We of the Blessed Virgin 786 G

**Versions vary a little