After conducting many Catholic Funerals across Melbourne, families often tell us that they find something comforting about traditional Catholic hymns. The team at Reynolds Funerals has compiled a list of the top 10 most popular Catholic hymns that are chosen by families for a Funeral Mass.

Generally speaking, a minimum of 3 hymns are required:

Entrance Processional Hymn

Communion Hymn

Recessional Hymn

You also have the option of including 2 additional hymns during the Offertory Procession and after Communion.

Be Not Afraid

Here I Am, Lord

Ave Maria

Amazing Grace

On Eagle’s Wings

Make Me A Channel of Your Peace – Prayer of St. Francis

I Am the Bread of Life

The Lord Is My Shepherd

How Great Thou Art

Hail Mary: Gentle Woman

If you are organising Mass Booklets, it is advisable to include the lyrics of your chosen hymns as this will encourage the congregation to sing along during the Funeral Mass.  If you require assistance Reynolds Funerals can help you with the design and printing of Mass Booklets. Alternatively, your local church may prepare them for you.

If you are considering a Funeral Mass for your loved one, it is important to note that in terms of music, some Catholic Churches in Melbourne will not permit the use of secular songs.

We hope this information helps your family to design a Catholic Funeral for your loved one that is truly memorable. If you require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to call Reynolds Funerals on 03 9579 2020.