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Old Sep 19, '09, 4:38 pm
joey214 joey214 is offline
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im looking for some new testament reading about giving to read,because my mother always gave her time etc.. to us.
if anyone nows any reading on this subject in the new testament please let me know ASAP tHANK YOU
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Old Sep 19, '09, 6:25 pm
Joe Kelley Joe Kelley is offline
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The best I can find for the second reading, in the recommended readings, is Revelation 14:13
And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth." "Blessed indeed," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!"
I don't think you are limited to the recommended readings if you have one that is especially meaningful to you, but that would require approval by the celebrant. I can't come up with one at the moment.

While the priest will read the Gospel, most are open to suggestions. Matthew 5:1-12 [the Beatitudes seems good. Matthew 25:31-46, the Last Judgment, is also good.
I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live,
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Old Sep 19, '09, 7:13 pm
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I would have to suggest the following from James 2

14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day,
16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well," but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?
17 So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 Indeed someone might say, "You have faith and I have works." Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works.
19 You believe that God is one. You do well. Even the demons believe that and tremble.
20 Do you want proof, you ignoramus, that faith without works is useless?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered his son Isaac upon the altar?
22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by the works.
23 Thus the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called "the friend of God."
24 See how a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
25 And in the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by a different route?
26 For just as a body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
Sounds to me that her faith was manifested in her works (i.e. giving)
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"If we fail to pass on our faith to the next generation, then we fail in our most important mission as Church."
Archbishop Emeritus James P. Keleher
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Old Sep 20, '09, 6:59 am
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Here's a good funeral readings page from a parish:

Hope this helps.
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