about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: Order of Christian Funerals
In my last parish, the pastor and I shared some gems in the Scriptures that seemed fitting for funerals, but weren’t in the Lectionary. The book of Sirach seems an especially fertile field for such possibilities. I hesitate a bit … Continue reading
Pete Seeger and the Byrds placed these words in many ears and on singers’ lips in the sixties of the last century. That may be why this is one of the more popular readings selected for a funeral, even though … Continue reading
Over the years, I’ve worked with many priests and families who bring their own ideas to the choice of funeral readings. I thought I would share today’s section from deep in the book of Sirach, as it seems appropriate, brief, … Continue reading
(This is Fran’s contribution, who blogs here and here.) This well-known and well-loved passage seems to be rarely chosen for a funeral Gospel in my experience. I’m not really sure why that is. The words paint a very clear picture … Continue reading
A parable, and one of the best: Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were … Continue reading
Another narrative of Jesus’ death and resurrection. It’s interesting that the Lectionary framers carefully omitted some verses (47-49, 51, 54-56), but they also give the option of a shorter reading (in blue below). This narrative picks up where the good … Continue reading