OCF 428-431: Funeral Liturgy and Committal

How does the funeral liturgy proceed with ashes in a vessel?

428. After the people have assembled, the Funeral Mass is celebrated as laid down in the Roman Missal and this ritual. Prayers which do not make reference to the honoring or burying of the body of the deceased should be chosen instead of those which have these themes. Following the prayer after communion, the Rite of Final Commendation takes place. The alternate form for the dismissal is used (OCF 437).

429. When the Funeral Liturgy Outside Mass is celebrated, all takes place as laid down in the ritual. Prayers which do not make reference to the honoring or burying of the body of the deceased should be chosen instead of those which have these themes. Following the Lord’s Prayer, the Rite of Final commendation takes place. The alternate form for the dismissal is used (OCF 437).

430. The Rite of Committal is celebrated at the cemetery or columbarium as soon as possible following the Funeral Liturgy. The alternate form for the words of committal is used (OCF 438).

431. When the Rite of Committal with Final Commendation is celebrated, the alternate form for words of committal is used (OCF 438).

Thoughts on any of this?

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