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Through Death to Life: Preparing to Celebrate the Funeral Mass

Through Death to Life: Preparing to Celebrate the Funeral Mass

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  • ISBN-13: 9781594712838
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date: Mar 07, 2012
  • Edition: Revised
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.70 x 0.50 x 8.80 inches


This comprehensive guide brings together in one place all the official liturgical texts needed for planning a Catholic funeral Mass, providing a practical tool for priests, deacons, and lay pastoral ministers as they help grieving Catholics plan the funeral of a loved one. Families can select the readings and prayers that they find most fitting and record them on an easy-to-follow selection sheet. This sheet is then passed on to the presiding priest or his designate so that he can prepare the liturgy.
  • Nearly 1,000,000 copies sold in its thirty-year history
  • Contains all required changes from the Roman Missal, Third Edition, official approved lectionary readings, and pertinent texts from the Order of Christian Funerals
  • Includes comprehensive selection sheet for readings and prayers
  • Two distinct numbering systems: one coincides with the official liturgical books and the other with the Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal ritual card set published for presiders by Ave Maria Press.
  • Includes brief, informative appendix explaining Church teaching on the practice of cremation.

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