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Old Mar 18, '06, 8:47 am
Nun_ofthe_Above Nun_ofthe_Above is offline
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Hi,
My cousin's funeral is on Monday, and we have been told it will be a Requiem Mass.
Could someone please give me an outline of what the Mass should consist of.

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Old Mar 19, '06, 12:12 am
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Old Mar 19, '06, 8:08 am
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Will it be a Traditional Requiem Mass [pre Vatican II] or a Novus Ordo [post Vatican II] Requiem Mass?

In the second case, it's almost exactly like a usual Sunday Mass, with Communion. After Communion, the priest blesses the coffin and commits the deceased to heaven using the prayer "In paradisium deducant te angeli..." ("May the angels lead you into paradise..."). Then the body is transported to the place of burial.

Oh, and eulogies are absolutely forbidden in any funeral or requiem Mass.
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Old Mar 19, '06, 8:17 am
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Will it be a Traditional Requiem Mass [pre Vatican II] or a Novus Ordo [post Vatican II] Requiem Mass?

Oh, and eulogies are absolutely forbidden in any funeral or requiem Mass.
Right, and for that reason, they never, NEVER happen.
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Old Mar 19, '06, 2:14 pm
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I can do you one better, and hopefully, these sites will satisfy your curiosity on the matter before you go (Isn't it Monday in Australia already):

http://www.blessedsacrament.com/usa/corpus/funeral.html

http://www.diocese-edmundston.ca/liturgy/a.catholic.funeral-guidelines.htm

http://www.icctampa.org/FuneralRites.htm

http://www.saint-malachy.org/funeral2.html

http://www.srocco.org/Liturgies/Funerals.dsp

http://www.staclara.org/Other_services/funerals.htm

I can't find a good Aussie link, but that might help you otherwise.
Sorry to hear about your cousin.
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Old Mar 20, '06, 5:27 am
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Fidei Defensor,
It was post VII.
Interestingly, you said there are never eulogies...this one had eulogies from several people.
Whilst not technically part of the eulogy, one of the Priests even related a funny story about an incident at a dinner he attended at my cousins. (From what I was told)

OutinChgoburbs,
You are correct; when you posted, it was already Monday here in Australia.
Thank you for your effort to provide links. It is much appreciated.
Unfortunately, by the time I read your post, the funeral was all over. Thank you for your thoughtful words.

Despite my intention to go to the funeral, in the end, I never made it. Instead, my afternoon was spent at the hospital filling in paperwork which should have already been filled out, in readiment for my admission to hospital tomorrow.

Thank you all again for your help. I will keep all the information,
in the unfortunate event I may need to attend 'another' Requiem Mass.

Much love to you all,
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Old Mar 20, '06, 6:42 am
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I have attended several funerals of Poor Clares and a Franciscan Friar here in Ireland. There is always a long and fascinating eulogy. In the case of the Friar, many paid long verbal tributes. And always at least one Bishop and many, many priests.
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Old Mar 20, '06, 2:54 pm
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I have attended several funerals of Poor Clares and a Franciscan Friar here in Ireland. There is always a long and fascinating eulogy. In the case of the Friar, many paid long verbal tributes. And always at least one Bishop and many, many priests.
In our diocese in the States, we get 3 minutes post- Communion to relate how this person's life glorified God. And because they are inappropriate, no Danny Boy, no Take Me Out to the Ballgame, no Bear Down Chicago Bears, and no Here Come the Hawks.
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Old Mar 21, '06, 10:59 am
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In our diocese in the States, we get 3 minutes post- Communion to relate how this person's life glorified God. And because they are inappropriate, no Danny Boy, no Take Me Out to the Ballgame, no Bear Down Chicago Bears, and no Here Come the Hawks.
Thankfully, having read the 'program' for my cousin's funeral, I can safely say, there was no inappropriate music; and everything seemed appropriate to the information I have received.
I asked if many went to receive the Eucharist, and Mum said only a few went. I am pleased about this, because it means that everyone must have respected the Catholic position on this Sacrament, and only went if they were Catholic and (hopefully) in a state of grace.

Thanks again for all your help.
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Old Mar 21, '06, 11:02 am
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A "Requiem Mass" is merely a Mass for the dead.
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Old Mar 21, '06, 11:10 am
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In our diocese in the States, we get 3 minutes post- Communion to relate how this person's life glorified God. And because they are inappropriate, no Danny Boy, no Take Me Out to the Ballgame, no Bear Down Chicago Bears, and no Here Come the Hawks.
I wonder if the DePaul fight song was played at Coach Ray's funeral today.
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Old Mar 21, '06, 11:50 am
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is the dies irae still sung at requiems and if so when?
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Old Mar 21, '06, 12:16 pm
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is the dies irae still sung at requiems and if so when?
It may be, but it is rarely done in the N.O. The placement would be the same as for all other Sequences, immediately prior to the gospel acclamation.
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Old Mar 21, '06, 7:16 pm
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I wonder if the DePaul fight song was played at Coach Ray's funeral today.
Ah, but that is the Archdiocese, and not the large but underpopulated diocese to the west...Bet they did, let's go to Chicagotribune.com and find out!
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