Below you will find the approved Gospel readings for planning a funeral liturgy.

Please select one reading from below.

Each scripture reference is followed by a summary theme of that reading.

Click on the blue text for the entire Gospel.

Bring a copy of your entire reading selection from all four selections  (First Reading, Psalm, Second Reading, Gospel)  to your meeting with the presider.

Please print your selected  readings in their entirety.  

Gospel Readings

G1 - Matthew 5: 1-12a  "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven."

G2 - Matthew 11: 25-30  "come to me . . . and I will give you rest."

G3 - Matthew 25: 1-13  "Behold the bridegroom! Come out to him"

G4 - Matthew 25: 31-46  "Come, you who are blessed by my father…"

G5 - Mark 15: 33-39, 16: 1-6 (long version)  "Jesus gave a laud cry and breathed his last." OR  Mark 15: 33-39 (short version)

G6 - Luke 7: 11-17  "Young man, I say to you, arise."

G7 - Luke 12: 35-40  "Be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,..."

G8 - Luke 23: 33, 39-43  "Today you will be with me in paradise."

G9 - Luke 23: 44-46, 50, 52-53, 24:1-6a  "Father, I put my life in your hands."

G10 - Luke 24: 13-35 (long version)  "Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer ..."  OR  Luke 24: 13-16, 28-35 (short version)

G11 - John 5: 24-29  "Whoever hears my word and believes has passed from death to life..."

G12 - John 6: 37-40  "All who believe in the Son will have eternal life..."

G13 - John 6: 51-59  "All who eat this bread will live forever, and I will raise them up...."

G14 - John 11: 17-27 (long version)  "I am the resurrection and the life."  OR   John 11: 21-27  (short version)

G15 - John 11: 32-45  "Lazarus, come out."

G16 - John 12: 23-28 (long version)  "If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies..."  OR  John 12: 23-26 (short version)

G17 - John 14: 1-6  "There are many rooms in my Father's house."

G18 - John 17: 24-26  “I wish that where I am they also may be with me…"

G19 - John 19: 17-18, 25-39  "Jesus bowed his head and gave up his Spirit."