Through Death to Life
Preparing to Celebrate the Funeral Mass
Author : Joseph Champlin
Notice: This book is only licensed for sale in the United States.
A superb planning resource for funeral liturgies, including pastoral compassion and spiritual support for bereaving families, relatives and friends.
In the "Introduction" and in a six-page "Message for the Family", Champlin offers poignant reflections based on his pastoral and personal encounters with the death of a loved one and instills comfort in the present sorrow and hope in God's promise.
To make the liturgy more understandable and more consoling Fr. Champlin offers brief informative background information on:
- Planning the liturgy with a priest
- Scripture texts
- Personalized memorial cards and participation booklets
- Funeral homily
- Remarks of remembrance
All liturgical texts and scripture readings include appropriate references to the Lectionary, Sacramentary or ritual book. Also includes a four-page tear-out section for use by the bereaved in choosing and recording readings, prayers and any unique arrangements to be presented to the celebrant in advance of the liturgy.