Prayers for the Faithful Departed



Sign of the Cross —
All: In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Opening Prayers



Divine Mercy Prayer



All: You expired, Jesus,
but the source of life gushed forth for souls,
and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.
O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy,
envelop the whole world
and empty Yourself out upon us.

[Say the following three times:]
O Blood and Water,
which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus
as a fountain of Mercy for us,
we trust in You!

Act of Faith

All: O Lord God, we firmly believe
that you are one God in three divine Persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that your divine Son
became man and died for our sins,
and that he will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe these and all the truths
which the Holy Catholic Church teaches
because you have revealed them
who are eternal truth and wisdom,
who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
In this faith we intend to live and die.
Amen.

Act of Hope

All: O Lord God, we hope by your grace
for the pardon of all our sins
and after life here
to gain eternal happiness
because you have promised it
who are infinitely powerful, faithful,
kind, and merciful.
In this hope we intend to live and die.
Amen.

Act of Love

All: O Lord God, we love you above all things
and we love our neighbor for your sake
because you are the highest, infinite and perfect good,
worthy of all our love.
In this love we intend to live and die.
Amen. 

Eternal Rest Prayer



Leader: For the souls of Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez, we pray:
V. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R. and let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.

Decade of the Passion



All: Lord, open our lips and inflame our hearts
and cleanse them of useless and evil thoughts.
Enlighten our minds that we may seriously meditate
on Your suffering and death,
and the pains endured by Your most glorious mother;
and deign to hear and receive us
before Your great majesty,
You who live and reign forever and ever.
Amen.

All: Oh Most Merciful Jesus,
look down with eyes of pity
on the faithful souls for whom
You suffered and died on the Cross.

For the following verses, the response is:
R. Have mercy on the souls of Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez.



V. Eternal rest grand unto them, O Lord,
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.

Offering (Prayer of St. Gertrude):



All: Eternal Father, we offer You
the most Precious Blood of Your Divine Son, Jesus,
in union with the Masses said throughout the world today,
for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory,
for all sinners everywhere,
for sinners in the universal Church,
those in our own home
and within our family.
Amen.

Closing Prayers



Leader: O Lord, God of holiness and light,
You do not allow any shadow of darkness or evil in Your sight
and so in Your mercy You grant to those
who have left this world burdened with sin,
a time of purification,
applying to them the spiritual treasures of Your Holy Church.
Hear our prayer and through the merits of Christ,
the Blessed Virgin, the Saints, and all of Your faithful people,
bring to an end this time of waiting
for our beloved dead, especially for Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez,
whom we commend to Your mercy.
All: Amen.

Leader: O God, whose nature is ever to have mercy and to spare,
we humbly beseech You on behalf of Your servants, Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez,
whom You have called out of this world,
that You would not deliver them into the hands of the enemy
nor forget them forever,
but bid Your holy angels,
lead them into paradise, their true country,
that for as much as they put their hope and trust in You ,
they may not endure the pains of hell,
but may come to the possession of eternal joys.
Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever.
All: Amen.

Leader: O Jesus, You suffered and died
that all mankind might be saved
and brought to eternal happiness.
Hear our pleas for further mercy
on the souls of Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez.
Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them
with your Saints forever more
because You are gracious.

[Say the following three times:]
All: Holy God,
Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.

All: Jesus, King of Mercy, we trust in You.

Litany for the Faithful Departed (Abridged):



Verse:Response:
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, Have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, Have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, Have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on their souls.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on their souls.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on their souls.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on their souls.
Holy Mary, pray for them.
Holy Mother of God, pray for them.
Holy Virgin of Virgins, pray for them.
St. Michael, pray for them.
St. Gabriel, pray for them.
St. Raphael, pray for them.
All you Holy Angels & Archangels, pray for them.
All you orders of blessed spirits, pray for them.
St. John the Baptist, pray for them.
St. Joseph, pray for them.
All you holy Patriarchs and Prophets, pray for them.
St. Peter, pray for them.
St. Paul, pray for them.
St. John, pray for them.
All you holy Apostles & Evangelists, pray for them.
All you holy Disciples of the Lord, pray for them.
All you holy Innocents, pray for them.
St. Stephen, pray for them.
St. Lawrence, pray for them.
All you holy martyrs, pray for them.
St. Gregory, pray for them.
St. Ambrose, pray for them.
St. Augustine, pray for them.
St. Jerome, pray for them.
All you holy bishops and confessors, pray for them.
All ye holy doctors, pray for them.
St. Francis of Assissi, pray for them.
St. Nicholas of Tolentino, pray for them.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for them.
All ye holy priests and levites, pray for them.
All you holy monks & hermits, pray for them.
St. Catherine, pray for them.
St. Gertrude, pray for them.
St. Faustina, pray for them.
All you holy virgins and widows, pray for them.
All you holy saints of God, pray for them.
Be merciful, spare them, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.
From all evil, O Lord, deliver their souls.
From Your wrath, O Lord, deliver their souls.
From the rigor of Your justice, O Lord, deliver their souls.
From long-enduring sorrow, O Lord, deliver their souls.
From eternal flames, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through Your Holy Birth, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through Your Baptism & Holy Fasting, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through Your prompt obedience, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through Your infinite love, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through Your sorrow & anguish, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through Your most bitter cross & passion, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through Your most holy wounds, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through Your most cruel death, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through Your Holy Resurrection, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through Your admirable Ascension, O Lord, deliver their souls.
Through the coming of the Holy Spirit, O Lord, deliver their souls.
On the Day of Judgment, O Lord, deliver their souls.
You who forgave Magdalene & answered the prayer of the thief, we beseech You, hear us.
You who freely saves Your elect, we beseech You, hear us.
You who have the keys of Heaven & hell, we beseech You, hear us.
King of Majesty, we beseech You, hear us.
Son of God, we beseech You, hear us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant them rest.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant them rest.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant them rest everlasting.


V. Christ, hear us,
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
V. Lord, Have mercy,
R. Christ, have mercy.
V. From the gates of hell,
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. O Lord, hear our prayer,
R. And let our cry come unto You.

Let us pray…
All: O God, the Creator & Redeemer of all the faithful,
grant to the souls of Your departed servants
- Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez -
the remission of their sins;
that by our pious supplications,
they may obtain that pardon
which they have always desired.
Grant this, O God,
who lives and reigns forever & ever.
Amen.

Special Prayer for the Departed and Their Loved Ones



Lord, help us see death for what it really is:
The end of poverty and the beginning of riches;
the end of frustration and the beginning of fulfilment;
the end of fear and the beginning of tranquillity;
the end of pain and the beginning of joy;
the end of weakness and the beginning of strength.

Let not grief overwhelm us,
or a sense of loss embitter us.
But out of our sadness,
let there arise a new joy
for so much is given to us.
Cast out our fears
and let not our hearts be troubled.
Let Your spirit of peace come alive
Within our experience & hurt,
our sorrow & isolation,
our sadness today and loneliness tomorrow.

We humbly commend to you Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez,
whom You have called out of this mortal life.
You loved always with great love.
Now that You have freed them
from all evils of this earth,
bring them into Your paradise
where there is no more grief
nor mourning nor sadness
but peace and joy with Your Son
and the Holy Spirit forever.

We thank You for all the blessings
You have given in their mortal life.
We pray that we may be able to glorify You
with the life that they lived
and the way they made use of their blessings.

Lord God, grant that we will never forget
that life is short and uncertain.
Let Your spirit guide us
in holiness, justice and service to our brothers and sisters.

We pray for the healing of all unhappy feelings
that their deaths left in our hearts.
Be with us, Lord,
during our moments of sorrow & loneliness.
You are our rock,
our fortress, and our strength.
We trust in You
and hope in Your glorious Resurrection.
We lift up to You our grief and sorrow,
confident that You will change our mourning to rejoicing,
That our loved ones now rest in your peace.

V. Eternal rest grant unto Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. May the souls of Gemme AMbubuyog, Rodulfo Rodriguez, and all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

Final Invocation



Leader: God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
We pray in hope
for Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.
All: Amen.

V. Eternal rest grant unto Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen,
V. From the gates of hell,
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord,
V. O Lord, hear our prayer.
R. And let our cry come unto You.

Leader: May the love of God
and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ
bless us and console us
and gently wipe every tear from our eyes…

Sign of the Cross —
All: In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.