Thursday, June 29, 2017
WHEN WE LET OTHERS PLAN THEIR REQUIEMS AND TURN THEM INTO PERSONAL, PAROCHIAL CELEBRATIONS BY ALLOWING THE SUBSTITUTION OF THE PRESCRIBED PARTS OF THE REQUIEM WITH ALTERNATIVES, YOU COULD GET THIS!
A family chooses "Faith of Our Fathers" (two verses) as the opening hymn.
The priest chooses Opening Prayer B.
The family chooses Lamentations 3:17-26 (My soul is deprived of peace...), Psalm 23, Revelation 20:11-21:1 (I saw a large white throne and the one sitting on it...), and Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6a (Emmaus.
For the Presentation of the Gifts the family chooses "Immaculate Mary" as the hymn.
The priest chooses one of the Prefaces for Funerals.
The priest uses Canon III with funeral inserts.
The family chooses "I Am the Bread of Life" for the Communion Hymn.
The priest chooses the Prayer After Communion.
The family chooses "Faith of Our Fathers" (Two different verses) as the closing.
Why in the name of God and all that is holy would the priest allow the family to choose two different verses of "Faith of Our Fathers" as the closing when the prescribed hymn is "May the Angels lead you into paradise."
Does the priest require the chanting of the propers along with additional family selections. In other words in addition to the first two verses of "Faith of Our Fathers" is the actual and presecribed introit chanted.
At the Offertory, if the family chooses "Immaculate Mary" is the prescribed antiphon required as well?
At Communion, if the family chooses "I am the Bread of Life" is the prescribed antiphon jettisoned?
Does the priest allow the Responsorial Psalm to be substitute by a hymn, like "Sing to the Mountains?"
Is the Alleluia and verse allowed to be substituted with "Amazing Grace?"
How about the Sanctus, can the family substitute "How Great Thou Art?"
The Mystery of Faith, can the family choose "The Old Rugged Cross?"
The Great Amen, can the family substitue, "Yes, Lord I believe?"
The Agnus Dei, can the family substitute, "Let there be Peace on Earth and Let it begin with ME?"
At the Song of Farewell, can the family substitute, "Anchors Away My Friend?"
And can the family substitute a poem in place of one of the readings?