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Funeral Preparation

Thank you for allowing our community to be here for you and your loved ones during this time. You can call the parish secretary if you would like to make an appointment with a priest.
 

  • Unfortunately, the Parish is unable to provide the technology to live-stream the Mass. If you have a family member who wants to live-stream the Mass, please indicate this on the Mass form found at the end of this page. We ask that you please follow the following Parish guidelines.

    • Be stationary in the camera designated area, do not move during Mass.

    • Do not use lights or flash.

    • Respect the instructions of the Sacristan of the Mass.


There are readings and song selections at the bottom of this page. We ask that you please fill out the form.

If you have any questions, email us at info@stjoseph-haw.org or call the parish secretary: 310-679-1139.

Order of Mass

  • Body received by Priest and Sacristan in Vestibule (main doors)

  • Entrance Hymn

  • First Reading

  • Psalm

  • Second Reading (not required)

  • Gospel Acclamation

  • Gospel

  • Homily

  • Prayer of the Faithful (Petitions)

  • Offertory Hymn

  • Eucharistic Prayer

  • Communion Hymn

  • Final Blessing

  • Recessional Hymn

Readings

First Reading

1D A reading from the book of Wisdom (4:7-15)

The righteous, though they die early, will be at rest. For old age is not honoured for length of time, or measured by number of years; but understanding is grey hair for anyone,  and a blameless life is ripe old age. There were some who pleased God and were loved by him, and while living among sinners were taken up. They were caught up so that evil might not change their understanding or guile deceive their souls. For the fascination of wickedness obscures what is good, and roving desire perverts the innocent mind. Being perfected in a short time, they fulfilled long years; for their souls were pleasing to the Lord, therefore he took them quickly from the midst of wickedness. Yet the peoples saw and did not understand, or take such a thing to heart, that God’s grace and mercy are with his elect, and that he watches over his holy ones.

The Word of the Lord.

 

 

1E A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah (25:6-9)

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; he will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

The Word of the Lord.


1F A reading from the book of Lamentations (3:17-26)

My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is; so I say, “Gone is my glory, and all that I had hoped for from the Lord.” The thought of my affliction and my homelessness is wormwood and gall! My soul continually thinks of it and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

The Word of the Lord.

Second Reading

2D A reading from the letter of Paul to the Romans (6:3-9)

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like is, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion
over him.

The Word of the Lord.

2E A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Thessalonians (4:13-18)

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God‘s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

The Word of the Lord.

 

2F A reading from the book of Revelation (21:1-5a,6b-7)

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.” And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life. Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.”

The Word of the Lord.

 

Music

For a minimal stipend, the Parish staff can provide a singer and pianist for Mass. There is a $75 bench fee if you decide to bring your own musicians (this also applies if you bring a mariachi). Out of parish musicians are to bring their own microphones and cables.

Below are options for Entrance, Offertory, Communion, and Recessional hymns. The ordinary of the Mass and Psalm is pre-selected based on Liturgical season and  norms. There is an extra stipend to learn a hymn that is not listen in the list below. Any hymn that is requested must be liturgically approved by the USCCB.

For further questions please email Jorge at jlopez@stjoseph-haw.org

Entrance Hymn

Be Not Afraid
00:00 / 01:28
In the Arms of God
00:00 / 01:07

Offertory Hymn

So Longs My Soul
00:00 / 01:02
God, Our Source and Life, Unite Us
00:00 / 01:17

Communion Hymn

Bread of Life
00:00 / 01:14
I Am Yours
00:00 / 01:28

Recessional Hymn

On Eagles Wings
00:00 / 01:03
We Remember
00:00 / 00:49

Other hymns that you can choose:

You are Near (Dan Shutte), Here I Am (Tom Booth), I am the Bread of Life, In Every Age (Whitaker), I Am (Melley), Hungry (Kathryn Scott), I Am the Bread of Life (Kaczmarek), I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan), Taste and See (Moore), We Will Rise Again (David Haas)

Image by Francesco Alberti

Mass Planning

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