To everythingthere is a season,a time for everymatter under heaven;a time to be born,and a time to die;a time to plant,and a time to pluckup what is planted;a time to weep,and a time to laugh,a time to mourn,and a time to dance;a time to keep,and a time to cast away.
I lift up my eyes to the hills---from where will my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;He who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israelwill neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper;the LORD is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all evil;he will keep your life.
The LORD will keep your going out and yourcoming in from this time on and forevermore.
God grant me the serenity to acceptthe things I cannot change,courage to change the things I can,and the wisdom to know the difference.
Lord, make me an instrumentof your peace;Where there is hatred,let me sow love;Where there is injury,pardon;Where there is doubt,faith;Where there is despair,hope;Where there is darkness,light;And where there is sadness,joy.
O Divine Master,Grant that I may not so muchseek to be consoled as toconsole;To be understood as tounderstand;to be loved, as to love;For it is in giving that wereceive;It is in pardoning that weare pardoned;And it is in dying that we areborn to eternal life.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:He leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in thepaths of righteousness for His name’s sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley ofthe shadow of death, I will fear no evil:for thou art with me; Thy rod andthy staff they comfort me.Thou preparest a table before me in the presenceof mine enemies: thou anointest my headwith oil; my cup runneth over.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow meall the days of my life: and I willdwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Hail, Mary, full of grace,the Lord is with you.Blessed are you among womenand blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God,pray for us sinners nowand at the hour of our death.May (Insert first name) souland the soul’s of all thefaithfully departedrest in peace.
God is our refuge and strength, a verypresent help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear, though theearth be moved, and though the mountainsbe carried into the midst of the sea;Though the waters thereof roar and betroubled, though the mountains shake withthe swelling thereof.There is a river, the streams whereof shallmake glad the city of God, the holy place ofthe tabernacles of the most High.God is in the midst of her; she shall not bemoved: God shall come to her aid at early dawn.
Come unto me,all ye that labourand are heavy laden,and I will give you rest.
As for man, his days are as grass:as a flower of the field,so he flourisheth.For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone.But the mercy of the LordIs from Everlasting to Everlasting.
God heals the brokenhearted,and binds up their wounds.He counts the starsand calls them all by name.How great is our Lord!His power is absolute!His understanding iswithout measure!
As the deer thirsts for flowingbrooks, so longs my soul foryou, O God.
Jesus said, “I am the resurrectionand the life; he who believes in me,though he die, yet shall he live,and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”
Jesus said, “Let the little childrencome to me, and do not hinder them,for the kingdom of heaven belongsto such as these.
Children of the heavenly FatherSafely in His bosom gather,Nestling bird or star in heaven|Such a refuge ne’er was given.
Why should I feel discouragedwhy should the shadows comeWhy should my heart be lonelyand long for heaven and homeWhen Jesus is my portionmy constant friend is HeHis eye is on the sparrowand I know He watches me.
As we gather here today, to paytribute to a loved one and friend, letus remember and hold in memory,and cherish those moments that eachof us shared in some way with ourdeparted one.
Let us join hands and hearts togetherin this service so that it may lendcomfort and solace to the family andserve as an inspiration to all of us inthe months and years ahead.
And so now I give a new commandment toyou... love each other just as I love you.
God gives grace for each trial,And courage for each sorrow,And faith to face in confidenceA blessed, bright tomorrow.
May He support us all theday long, till the shadeslengthen and the eveningcomes, and the busy worldis hushed and the fever oflife is over and our work isdone. Then in His mercymay He give us a safelodging and a holy restand peace at the last.-Cardinal Newman
Lord, when mysoul takes flight, may it rise swiftly tolive forever in your love and careLife is God’s gift to us,what we do with our lifeis our gift to God.If we had been given onlyone day of life, it wouldhave been generous.If we had been given onlyone storm that left us un-harmed, it would have beengenerous.If we had been given onlyone moment’s pride in thesuccess of our labors, itwould have been generous.But we have been given lifeand time, joy and sorrowsunshine and storms, laughterand tears, gifts to shareand days to remember.May we in gratitude giveback to Life what we so generously receive from theGiver of Life.
O, gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever presentin the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumedwith burning love for the poor captive soulsin Purgatory, have mercy on the soul of Thydeparted servant. Be not severe in Thy judge-ment, but let some drops of Thy preciousBlood fall upon the devouring flames, and doThou, O merciful Saviour, send Thy Angelsto conduct Thy departed servant to a place ofrefreshment, light and peace. Amen.May the souls of all the faithful departed,through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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