Latin Mass Funeral

Welcome! This website provides the essential texts for traditional Catholic funerals.

For adults, those rites can include:

  1. The Office of the Dead
  2. The Requiem Mass
  3. The Rite of Burial

For infants and children, those rites can include:

  1. The Rite of Burial for Children
  2. The Votive Mass of the Holy Angels

There are an enormous amount of resources on traditional Catholic funerals, partly because - as the list above shows - there are so many events involved.

Deep concern for the care of departed souls has resulted in an enormous amount of supplementary material on funerals, such as multiple masses for the anniversaries of the deceased, prayers on the day of death, special propers for the death of clergy, and prayers for the deceased’s family.

The resources are organized by age group. Everything connected to funerals for adults is in one place, and everything for funerals for children is in another.

Everything else - rubrics, prayers, Last Rites, catechesis, widowhood, and more - is under Planning.

A sister site to Latin Mass Wedding and Latin Mass Baptism.

Rites for Adults

Office for the Dead

Vespers, Lauds, and Matins from the Office for the Dead

Requiem Mass

The full text of the Missa Defunctorum

Rite of Burial for Adults

The full text of the Rite of Burial for Adults

Rites for Children

Rite of Burial for Children

The full text of the 1962 Rite of Burial for Children

Votive Mass of the Holy Angels

The full text of the Votive Mass of the Holy Angels

Planning

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About

About this website

Burial customs

Information on some Catholic burial customs

Catechesis

Resources about funerals, burials, and death

Churching of Women

The full text of the Blessing of Mothers After Childbirth

Commentaries

Traditional commentaries on Scripture in the funeral and requiem rites

Dies Irae

The sequence for the Requiem Mass

Hallowtide

Resources about Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day

Music

Music for the funeral and requiem rites

Rubrics

Resources on rubrics for funerals and related rites

Widowhood

Resources for those in mourning