Through Death to Life

Through Death to Life

Preparing to Celebrate the Funeral Mass 

Author: Joseph M. Champlin

Price: $3.95

Format: Booklet

Pages: 128

Trim size: 6 x 8 inches

ISBN: 978-0-87793-347-2

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: February 16, 2005

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Follow this link to find notes on how to use this edition in conjunction with the new Roman Missal, Third Edition or pre-order the new edition of Through Death to Life that contains these and more revisions.

A superb planning resource for funeral liturgies, including pastoral compassion and spiritual support for bereaving families, relatives and friends.

In the "Introduction" and in a six-page "Message for the Family," Father Joseph Champlin offers poignant reflections based on his pastoral and personal encounters with the death of a loved one and instills comfort in the present sorrow and hope in God's promise.

To make the liturgy more understandable and more consoling Fr. Champlin offers brief informative background information on:

  • Planning the liturgy with a priest
  • Scripture texts
  • Music
  • Personalized memorial cards and participation booklets
  • Funeral homily
  • Remarks of remembrance

All liturgical texts and scripture readings include appropriate references to the Lectionary, Sacramentary or ritual book. Also includes a four-page tear-out section for use by the bereaved in choosing and recording readings, prayers and any unique arrangements to be presented to the celebrant in advance of the liturgy.

Note: Ave Maria Press is licensed to sell this title only in the United States.