Catholic Tributes

As funeral service professionals, we recognize the burden that may be felt by a family when it comes to organizing an order of service after the loss of a loved one. In keeping with our mission statement at Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care, we wish to continue to share the simplicity and ease of funeral planning by creating an interactive webpage which will guide families in planning their Catholic Memorial/Funeral Mass. By doing this, it is our hope to bridge the gaps between the Church, Funeral Home, and Family.

Order of Service Worksheet
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Please print the above Order of Service Worksheet from above and follow the outline below. You may review common Hymns and Readings by clicking the specific area to complete. Upon completion of the worksheet please fax to 410-897-0072 or email to info@LastingTributesFuneralCare.com. Our staff will then review your document and forward it onto the church where services are to be held.

Order of Service Outline 

  • Gathering Hymn:
    Select one hymn from the "Gathering Hymn" section. The Gathering Hymn will be sung during the procession entering church.
  • First Reading (Old Testament):
    Select one reading from the "First Reading" section. This reading comes from the Old Testament.
  • Psalm:
    Select a Psalm. Following the First Reading, the Cantor will sing the Psalm which will include a responsorial Psalm in which the Congregation will join.
  • Second Reading (New Testament):
    Select one reading from the "Second Reading" section. This reading comes from the New Testament.
  • Gospel Reading:
    The Gospel is typically chosen by the Priest, but if you have a preferred Gospel, please indicate on this line.
  • Offertory Hymn:
    Select one hymn from the "Offertory Hymn" section. This will be sung while the Host and wine are brought to the altar.

    Presentation of Gifts (2-3 people):
    Insert the names of individuals wishing to walk the Host and Wine
  • Communion Hymn:
    Select one hymn from the "Communion Hymn" section. This will be sung while the congregation receives the Body and Blood of Christ.
  • Eulogist (three minute maximum, please):
    At this time someone may wish to speak about the decedent. They will speak to the congregation from the lectern. Please limit the eulogy to three minutes. Please reference "Tips on Writing a Eulogy" in Tab 3 of your Funeral Organizer provided by Lasting Tributes for advice on writing the eulogy.
  • Recessional Hymn:
    Select one hymn from the "Recessional Hymn" section. This will be sung during the procession exiting church.