St. Michael the Archangel

Reading Selections for Funerals



The following downloads are readings from Sacred Scripture used for funerals. Families should prayerfully choose one (1) Old Testament reading, one (1) Psalm Response, and one (1) New Testament, to be read at the funeral liturgy in that order (Old Testament reading, Responsorial Psalm, New Testament reading).   Inform the funeral director of your choices, and they will let the presiding priest know your selections, and the readings you choose will be placed on the pulpit in the church prior to the funeral.  Please ask family members or friends to read one, two, or all three readings.  The person(s) who reads from Scripture should be a practicing Catholic, and familiar with the Liturgy of the Mass.

Old Testament Readings

New Testament Readings

Responsorial Psalm