Rite of Committal - a Catholic funeral template

This is an order-of-service template for the "Rite of Committal" - the final part of a Catholic funeral service.

The worksheet has one line for each item that typically occurs in a committal-service liturgy, and space to record the details:  what readings and hymns, who is doing them, what key the music is in.   It can be used alongside other funeral planning advice sites/guidelines, to record the specific choices for a ceremony.

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About this form

This form is designed so that everything fits on one page and every major point is listed - so anyone can see at a glance what happens, and when, during the graveside or crematorium service

It is is particularly intended for:
  • Family and friends, and whoever is helping them to plan the liturgical details of the funeral service
  • Musicians who need to know what they need to play / sing, and when
  • Audio visual and other technical people, who need to know what equipment is needed where and when
  • Anyone else (eg sacristans, altar servers, photographers) who needs to know exactly what's going on.
And it may be useful for other people who have a role in the service but are nervous about knowing exactly when they need to carry it out (eg readers, pallbearers).

See Catholic Funeral Templates - an overview for more information about the overall funeral structure.

Consult a local priest / ministers during funeral planning, to be sure of local requirements and customs.

Change the template to suit your needs - the Microsoft Word version is for this, while the PDF version will always print nicely.

Make a copy of the template by right-clicking on these icons, and choosing the option (eg save target as, save file as) to save the file into your computer.

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