Prayer Service for a Deceased Member

Hymn

Introduction
Leader:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen

Leader: The grace of Jesus Christ and the love of God and the companionship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

All: And also with you.

Welcome
Leader:
We, the members of the Catholic Women's League of N... parish are gathered here today to commend our deceased sister N ... to God. We recall in silence her loving service to others and pray that God will welcome her into eternal glory.

Prayer
Leader:
Loving God, You promised fullness of joy to those who seek Your face. Trusting in Your Word, we pray to You for our sister N... who sought to further Your reign on earth by her service in the Catholic Women's League “For God and Canada.” Though we are saddened that she is no longer with us, we entrust her to You with confidence. May she now live in peace, joy and happiness. We ask this in the name of Jesus who is God. Amen

Scriptures

Reflection on the Word of God (or silence)

General Intercessions
Leader:
Gracious and loving God, in Your mercy You have chosen us in Christ to be part of Your family. In Christ's name, we pray for our deceased sister, for the church and the world.

Assistant: We pray for our sister N... who was baptized into Your everlasting life. Receive her now into Your eternal embrace.

All: Hear our prayer!

Assistant: Give strength to her family and friends who mourn. Help us to bear the burden of sorrow in a spirit of faith and hope.

All: Hear our prayer!

Assistant: We pray for all our deceased members who have died in faith, may they be raised up on the last day.

All: Hear our prayer!

Leader: Creator God, hear our prayers. Welcome our sisters into paradise and strengthen our hope that we will share in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You forever and ever.

All: Amen

Prayers in Common

Conclusion
Leader:
May our sister N…, who adopted Our Lady of Good Counsel as her patroness through League activities, rest in peace, through the mercy of God.

All: Amen

Leader: May God bless us all, through Jesus, our Redeemer, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen