How many songs are in a Catholic funeral mass?

February 16, 2021 Off By idswater

How many songs are in a Catholic funeral mass?

Songs for the Funeral Mass In general, four (4) songs are sung during the funeral liturgy. A meditation after Communion is permitted, but not required.

What are some common funeral songs?

The 20 most popular funeral songs

  • Last of the Summer Wine theme tune.
  • Canon in D by Pachelbel.
  • My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion.
  • Soul Limbo by Booker T. & the MG’s.
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers.
  • Angels by Robbie Williams.
  • Enigma Variations – Nimrod by Edward Elgar.
  • My Way by Frank Sinatra.

What music is played at Catholic funerals?


  • How Great Thou Art.
  • Christ be beside me.
  • Make me a Channel of your Peace.
  • Abide with me.
  • Morning has broken.
  • Amazing Grace.
  • Holy God we praise thy name.
  • ll sing a hymn to Mary.

What should the music be for the funeral liturgy?

The selections and placement of music are at the discretion and experience of the Director of Music. We offer the following suggestions for your consideration:

What’s the best song to sing at a funeral?

Ask the music director at your Catholic church for assistance picking out music for your loved one’s funeral. You may also need to pick out songs to be played when the priest offers communion, besides picking out music for the congregation to sing. 12. “As the Deer” by Martin J. Nystrom

Do you have to sing hymns at a funeral mass?

Some parishes insist that all funerals must use the traditional chants associated with each part of the Mass – and they usually have a music director, organist, choir or cantor who can play and sing these for you. They may allow one or two favourite hymns to be included too.

What’s the chant for communion at a funeral?

The communion hymn offers time for reflection after Communion has been received. It is sometimes replaced with an instrumental piece of music. The traditional communion chant for funerals is Lux æterna luceat eis, Domine / May light eternal shine upon them, O Lord, Hearken, Shepherd of the sheep – a translation of the traditional De Profindis