Thank you all for your replies.
My parish is very small, and whilst I probably agree that the parish priest has many duties to contend with, he could have offered to call around, even for a couple of minutes.
I know these priests on a personnal level as I used to be their cook, not that it should mean I get favoured treatment.
I had a knock on the door yesterday and a lady Anglican Curate stood there and said that she had heared of my fathers death and offered her support and prayers.
My own parish who knew my father have not been to the house, yet an Anglican minister who did not know of my father took time from visiting the sick of her parish to call around.
I am not angry with my parish, more dissapointed than anything.
I know they are only human, but if I can not count on them in a time of need, who can I count on.
well I’m going to see the priest this morning to discuss the hymns & readings; we have choosen:
Entrance: On a Hill Far Away (The Old Rugged Cross)
Offertry: Do Not be Afraid
Communion: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Prayer of St. Francis)
Final: Here I am Lord.
Also at appropriate times, my cousin who will be playing the organ will play instrumental Welsh & Irish Hymns.
I would have loved Latin hymns, but not very many can sing latin, and the last time we had a church with different denomination attending, it made a beautiful latin song sound like an annoyed cat.
The reading’s are:
Ecclesiasties: 3: 1-11
1 John: 3: 1-2
Gospel: John: 11: 21-27
And hopefully the priest will discuss other aspects of the Mass and may recommend changes.