Preparing the Mass of Christian Burial
As Catholics we turn to the Lord in prayer for courage and comfort in
our times of need. The death of a loved one is one of those times. The
parish of Old St. Mary is here to support you and pray with you.
The information provided is to assist you in the
preparation of the Mass of Christian Burial. The Director of Music and
Liturgy, Joseph P. Wittmann, will guide you through the necessary steps
to create a beautiful liturgy. Once you have looked at the following
information please call Joseph at the parish office, 414-271-6180.
Readings and Petitions
Please read through the readings and petitions and select one from each
section (C, E, G, H). Once you have made the selection please share
that reading with the person you have selected to proclaim the reading
at the funeral.
to view the music list, which will assist you in selecting the
appropriate music for the funeral celebration.
You may wish to invite people to participate in the funeral celebration.
Pall - Usually close family members or the
Funeral Director (2-6)
(Omit with Cremation)
Old Testament Reader
New Testament Reader
Gift Bearers (3)
Funeral Preparation Planning Form
Please use this form to record the choices that you made while planning
your funeral liturgy.
/ Print Funeral Preparation Planning Form