The funeral Mass for Abbot Timothy Kelly, OSB, was celebrated on October 13, 2010. Here are the program and several video clips.
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No more romantic ballads, pop or rock music, political songs, football club songs at funerals in the Melbourne archdiocese.
Preparing liturgy is one of the most important tasks of everyone involved, presider, ministers, and assembly. Whatever mechanism for preparing liturgy a parish chooses (committee, advisory board, or the like), it needs to pay great attention to the rules of good communication and good liturgy.
Earlier PrayTell posted the sad news of the death of Fr. James Field of Boston. Today US Catholic posts his wise and witty remarks on the problem of eulogies at Catholic funerals.
My own sense is that the funeral repertoire leans strongly (in some parishes too much so) toward music based on biblical passages of comfort.
The German-speaking bishops articulated the urgent recommendation, in order to avoid greater damage, to permit immediately the further use of the 1972-1973 edition and to undertake a fundamental revision of the new edition.
Some German-speaking bishops are not happy with the text of the funeral rites that came back from Rome.