Category Archives: Mass Preparation

Preparation for a Funeral Mass

Preparation for a Funeral Mass

Because each parish has its own procedures and people as part of their ministry for funeral preparation and bereavement, the Office of Worship and Christian Initiation offers the contents of this toolkit as a starting point for your community’s unique needs.
 Please be sure to invite your musicians to customize the list according to their knowledge of appropriate repertoire.
Customize the guidelines for “Words of Remembrance” if it is the practice in your community to allow a member of the family to speak prior to the Final Commendation and Farewell.  The fact that this document exists does not mean that you are obliged to observe this practice.
What’s needed:
 A copy of the booklet Through Death to Life: Preparing to Celebrate the Funeral Mass (available in any quantity through the Liturgical Book Service, Joanne DiGennaro, 856-583-6121, jdigennaro@camdendiocese.org ).  This booklet is helpful to families in choosing the options for Scripture, General Intercessions, and ritual actions like placing the pall or bringing the gifts of bread and wine to the altar.
 a copy or two of the Music Selection document and the guidelines for “Words of Remembrance”

Suggestions:
 As far as possible in advance of the Funeral Mass, schedule time to meet with the family.
 It has been helpful (and often appreciated) if the booklet, the repertoire list, and the guidelines for Words of Remembrance are delivered to the family before the scheduled meeting with parish clergy, staff, or bereavement team.  This allows them to be prepared for the planning meeting if they are so inclined.

Guidelines for Words of Remembrance before the Commendation and Farewel

English Funeral Repertoire List

 

Selecting Music for Weddings

Definition: For Parish Music – Liturgy Directors – Choir Directors – Priests
This document offers music suggestions for the Rite of Marriage inside Mass. We know that each parish has its own planning process for Marriage preparation. This toolkit serves only as a starting point for Parish Music Director, liturgy Director or Choir Directors. The Document also includes some bilingual musical suggestions for bicultural / bilingual communities.

Expected Resources:
 Three copies of each Parish Hymnals and three copies of the Music Selection document.
 A keyboard, organ or guitar
 Document: Sing to the Lord Book   Price: $10.00  plus shipping and handling
(Please feel free to contact the Office of Worship to order this book)
 Gift and Promise / Don y Promesa (Bilingual Book)   Price: $8:00 plus shipping and handling
(Please feel free to contact the Office of Worship to order this book)

Additional Suggestions:
 Meet with the couple three to six months prior the Wedding Celebration
 Please be sure to invite your musicians to customize the list according to their knowledge of appropriate repertoire.

Contact Information:
Damaris Thillet
Diocesan Director of Music Ministries
Office of Worship and Christian Initiation
Phone: 856-583-6172
dthillet@camdendiocese.org

Selecting and Preparing Music for Weddings Inside Mass

Choosing a New or Revised Mass Setting


Choosing a New or Revised Mass Setting for the Parish

Definition: For Parish Music and Liturgy Directors, Cantors, Priests and anyone that serves in a Bilingual/Multilingual – Bicultural or Multicultural Community.

Selecting new Mass parts and teaching assemblies new responses is going to be a challenge these coming months. While the changes provide an opportunity for liturgical renewal and education for celebrations in English, it is also an opportunity for renewal in your multicultural liturgies. We should use the remaining months of this year to review how the various communities in your parish have been celebrating together, and start meeting regularly now to chart the direction for intercultural worship in your parish.

This PowerPoint Presentation will look at some general suggestions and then specific options applicable to various models of intercultural celebration.
Approach to Implementation:
This hour and a half work session includes a Power Point Presentation.

The presentation may be divided in two parts:

Part I
 Analyzing / evaluating our parish model

Part II
 Reviewing and evaluating together two or three different bilingual Mass settings.

 Choosing a New or Revised Mass Setting for the parish
The Music choice should follow the guidelines in the U.S. Bishop’s document,
Sing to the Lord including a collaborative consideration of the Three Judgments:
Liturgical, Pastoral and Musical (STL # 126-136)
Expected Resources

 A Recording of two or three Mass Settings for review
 CD Player (or an accompanist)
 Laptop and Projector – The room should be prepared with a screen or blank wall for the PowerPoint Presentation
 Document: Sing to the Lord Book    Price: $10.00
(Please feel free to contact the Office of Worship to order this book)

Choosing a New or Revised Mass Setting PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources / Bilingual Mass Settings from different Publishers
1. wlp.jspaluch.com
Misa
Luna by Peter Kolar

 

2. Giamusic.com
Misa Una Santa Fe / One Holy Faith Mass by Ronald Kisman

3. OCP.org (Oregon Catholic Press)
Mass of St. Barbara/Misa Santa Bárbara
By Bobby Fisher
 This bilingual Mass setting contains both English and Spanish versions of the Mass parts
4. OCP.org (Oregon Catholic Press)
Misa del Pueblo Inmigrante/Mass of the Immigrants
Revised Edition – By Bob Hurd

5. OCP.org (Oregon Catholic Press)
Misa Santa Cecilia/Mass of St. Cecilia
Estela García-López and Rodolfo López


6. OCP.org (Oregon Catholic Press)
Misa Santa Fe
por Mary Frances Reza

SUGGESTIONS FOR SPECIFIC PARISH MODELS

IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW ROMAN MISSAL