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Through Death to Life (3rd Edition) Preparing to Celebrate the Funeral Mass

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Through Death to Life (3rd Edition)
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Preparing to Celebrate the Funeral Mass
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More than one million bereaved Catholic families have drawn comfort from the pastoral wisdom of Msgr. Joseph M. Champlin (1930-2008) in Through Death to Life since its original publication in 1979. This leading Catholic funeral planning resource contains all of the approved lectionary readings and other liturgical texts needed to celebrate a funeral Mass. Two distinct numbering systems in the volume coincide with official liturgical books as well as Ave’s Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal card set for presiders.

This easy-to-use aid is a practical tool for priests, deacons, and lay pastoral ministers as they help grieving Catholics plan the funeral of a loved one. Families can select the readings and prayers that they find most fitting for the Mass and record them on an easy-to-follow selection sheet, which is included with the book. This information is given to the presiding priest or his designate to prepare the funeral liturgy.

A comforting pastoral introduction and an appendix explaining Church teaching on the practice of cremation are included.

This booklet is also available in Spanish.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: AM801473
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Length: 128 pages
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 9781646801473
Written by Joseph M. Champlin