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Old Jan 3, '12, 4:28 pm
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Default What is a Mass of the Resurrection?

I saw this in an obituary for a family member of a coworker and never heard of this before.
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I saw this in an obituary for a family member of a coworker and never heard of this before.
Perhaps a synonym for Mass for the Dead.
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One of those trendy names for a requiem mass?
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One of those trendy names for a requiem mass?
Give the young man the prize.
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Thank you all for your responses. And a for young trad catholic
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Haha. I don't know why anyone would want to call it anything other than a requiem. That is such a cool word.
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it is not "trendy", it is the name for a funeral Mass offered for a Catholic.
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it is not "trendy", it is the name for a funeral Mass offered for a Catholic.
It certainly seems trendy and at the very least inaccutate to me to call a requiem or funeral Mass a "Mass of the Resurrection" when that person could very well be burning in hell.

Not exactly a pleasant or comforting thought, but certainly a truthful one.
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it is not "trendy", it is the name for a funeral Mass offered for a Catholic.
Ok so now I'm more confused. So then is the "Mass of the Resurrection" the same as the "Mass of Christian Burial"? Are these two different names for the same type of mass? The person in question died on Christmas Day, does that cause the Catholic burial traditions to change?

Burning in hell aside, fair point Mc, but I'm assuming that the person that has passed had Last Rites. They were sick for a long time but that's between them and God now....
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It certainly seems trendy and at the very least inaccutate to me to call a requiem or funeral Mass a "Mass of the Resurrection" when that person could very well be burning in hell.

Not exactly a pleasant or comforting thought, but certainly a truthful one.
it is the Mass of the Resurrection because it expresses Catholic belief in the resurrection of the body, if you have a problem with that doctrine take a refresher course in the CCC. If you have a problem calling the accurate terms in the Roman Missal and liturgical texts of the Church "trendy" you might want a refresher course in liturgy as well. If in the priest's judgment deceased is not a candidate for a Catholic funeral he would not be a candidate for a requiem Mass or Mass of Christian burial in any case so why do you even bring that up?
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Ok so now I'm more confused. So then is the "Mass of the Resurrection" the same as the "Mass of Christian Burial"? Are these two different names for the same type of mass? The person in question died on Christmas Day, does that cause the Catholic burial traditions to change?

Burning in hell aside, fair point Mc, but I'm assuming that the person that has passed had Last Rites. They were sick for a long time but that's between them and God now....
Here are a number of terms that all mean about the same thing:
  • Requiem Mass (The official name before VII)
  • Funeral Mass (Another common name)
  • Mass of Christian Burial (The official name at this time)

Then, there are many other terms that people often use interchangeably with the above terms, which are not appropriate:
  • Mass of the Resurrection
  • Celebration of X's Life
  • etc...

The funeral is not a way to honor someone. It is not to celebrate their life. The primary purpose of the funeral is two-fold:

1) To beg God to have mercy on their soul
2) To have a Mass is offered for their soul
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it is the Mass of the Resurrection because it expresses Catholic belief in the resurrection of the body, if you have a problem with that doctrine take a refresher course in the CCC. If you have a problem calling the accurate terms in the Roman Missal and liturgical texts of the Church "trendy" you might want a refresher course in liturgy as well. If in the priest's judgment deceased is not a candidate for a Catholic funeral he would not be a candidate for a requiem Mass or Mass of Christian burial in any case so why do you even bring that up?
The Sacramentary (both the US & Canadian ones) referred only to Funeral Masses, not the Mass of the Ressurection. The Rite of Christian Burial didn't refer to a Mass of the Resurrection either so what liturgical texts use that term? I haven't really had a chance to look at the Roman Missal yet but I'm pretty sure that it won't refer to the Mass of the Resurrection either.
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The Sacramentary (both the US & Canadian ones) referred only to Funeral Masses, not the Mass of the Ressurection. The Rite of Christian Burial didn't refer to a Mass of the Resurrection either so what liturgical texts use that term? I haven't really had a chance to look at the Roman Missal yet but I'm pretty sure that it won't refer to the Mass of the Resurrection either.
Just checked. It doesn't. It uses "Masses for the Dead" as the section header, and for the funeral Mass, it uses "The Funeral Mass."
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Old Jan 4, '12, 12:12 pm
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This is all I can really come up with Mass of the Resurrection. There appear to be a number of musical settings written for this Mass. Some websites say this is in the new Roman Missal.

I've never heard of this, we buried my father last month this was never mentioned as an option. Not that it would've been entertained anyway, it would've been the wrong thing to do for him. To each his own
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It certainly seems trendy and at the very least inaccutate to me to call a requiem or funeral Mass a "Mass of the Resurrection" when that person could very well be burning in hell.

Not exactly a pleasant or comforting thought, but certainly a truthful one.


Well said. And today's lesson boys and girls...Is get your hineys to confession...this could happen to YOU ! (this is my attempt to be funny) but then again, nothing funny about burning in hell. so keep straight one's path.
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