Below you will find the approved Responsorial Psalms for planning a funeral liturgy for use at any time of the year.

Please select one Psalm from below.

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

Click on the blue text for the entire Responsorial Psalm.

Bring a copy of each of your four selections  (First Reading, Psalm, Second Reading, Gospel)  to your meeting with the presider. 

Please print your selected  readings in their entirety.  


 D1 – Psalm 23:1-3, 4, 5, 6: “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.”

 D2 – Psalm 25:6 and 7b, 17-18, 20-21: “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.”

 D3 – Psalm 27:1 ,4, 7and 8b, and 9a, 13-14: “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” or “I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the Land of           the living.”

D4 – Psalm 42:2, 3, 5cdef; 43:3, 4, 5: “My soul is thirsting for the living God: when shall I see him face to face?”

D6 - Psalm 103:8 and 10, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18: “The Lord is kind and merciful.”

D7 – Psalm 116:5, 6, 10-11, 15-16ac: “I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.”

D8 – Psalm 122;1-2, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9: “I rejoiced when I heard them say; let us go to the house of the Lord.”