Prayers at the Cemetery/Columbarium

LDR: In reverence let us pray to God, the source of all mercies…
ALL: [Sign of the Cross] In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening Prayers

LDR: Praise be to God our Father, who raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Blessed be God forever.
ALL: Blessed be God forever.

LDR: All praise to you, Lord of all creation. Praise to you, holy and living God. We praise and bless you for your mercy, we praise and bless you for your kindness. Blessed is the Lord, our God.
ALL: Blessed is the Lord, our God.

LDR: You sanctify the homes of the living and make holy the places of the dead. You alone open the gates of righteousness and lead us to the dwellings of the saints. Blessed is the Lord, our God.
ALL: Blessed is the Lord, our God.

LDR: We praise you, our refuge and strength. We bless you, our God and Redeemer. Your praise is always in our hearts and on our lips. We remember the mighty deeds of the covenant. Blessed is the Lord, our God.
ALL: Blessed is the Lord, our God.

LDR: Almighty and ever-living God, in you we place our trust and hope, in you the dead whose bodies were temples of the Spirit find everlasting peace. As we pray for our departed loved ones, give our hearts peace in the firm hope that one day [Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez] will live in the mansions you have prepared for them in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
ALL: Amen.

Scriptures

LDR: We draw hope for our departed loved ones from the sacred Scriptures that teach us:



LDR: Into your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust[Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez]. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them enter eternal rest. The old order has passed away: welcome them then, into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but the fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
ALL: Amen.

LDR: Eternal rest grant unto [Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez], O Lord.
ALL: And let perpetual light shine upon them.
LDR: May they rest in peace.
ALL: Amen.

Prayers of Intercession

LDR: For [Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez], let us pray to our Lord Jesus Christ, who said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me shall live even in death and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”

LDR: Lord, have mercy on the souls of [Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez].
ALL: Lord, have mercy on their souls.
LDR: Christ, have mercy on the souls of [Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez].
ALL: Christ, have mercy on their souls.
LDR: Lord, have mercy on the souls of [Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez].
ALL: Lord, have mercy on their souls.

LDR: Holy Mary, Mother of God, most honored of all virgins,
ALL: pray for them.
LDR: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and all you holy angels and Archangels,
ALL: pray for them.
LDR: St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, and all you holy Patriarchs and prophets,
ALL: pray for them.
LDR: St. Peter, St. Paul, St. John, and all you holy Apostles and disciples of the Lord,
ALL: pray for them.
LDR: St. Stephen, St. Ignatius, St. Lawrence, and all you holy martyrs and innocents,
ALL: pray for them.
LDR: St. Gregory, St. Augustine, St. Jerome, and all you holy bishops and confessors,
ALL: pray for them.
LDR: St. Benedict, St. Dominic, St. Francis, and all you holy priests, monks and hermits,
ALL: pray for them.
LDR: St. Catherine, St. Gertrude, St. Teresa, and all you holy virgins and widows,
ALL: pray for them.
LDR: All you holy men and women,
ALL: pray for them.

LDR: Gracious Lord, forgive the sins of those who have died in Christ.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LDR: Gracious Lord, remember all the good they have done.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LDR: Gracious Lord, welcome them into eternal life.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LDR: Gracious Lord, comfort in their grief all those who mourn.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LDR: Gracious Lord, lighten our sense of loss with your presence.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LDR: Gracious Lord, increase our faith and strengthen our hope.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LDR: Gracious Lord, keep us faithful in your service on our pilgrimage through life.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
LDR: Gracious Lord, kindle in our hearts a longing for heaven.
ALL: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

LDR: Christ, hear us.
ALL: Christ, graciously hear us.

LDR: Almighty God and Father, it is our certain faith that your Son, who died on the cross, was raised from the dead, the first fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Grant that through this mystery, your servants [Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez], who have gone to their rest in Christ, may share in the joy of his resurrection. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
ALL: Amen.

Prayers of Commendation

LDR: Lord Jesus, our Redeemer, you willingly gave yourself up to death so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new life. Listen to our prayers; look with love on your people who mourn and pray for their beloved dead. Lord Jesus, you alone are holy and compassionate; forgive our departed loved ones their sins. By dying you opened the gates of life for those who believe in you; do not let your [brothers] be parted from you, but by your glorious power give them light, joy, and peace in heaven where you live for ever and ever.
ALL: Amen.

LDR: With God, there is mercy and fullness of redemption. Let us now pray as the Lord taught us…
ALL: Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

LDR: O sweet mother Mary, who knew the sadness of mourning those whom your heart loved most, Jesus, your Son, and Joseph, your devoted spouse, pray for us in our time of loss…
ALL: Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

LDR: Judge of the living and the dead, at your voice the tombs will open and all the just who sleep in your peace will rise and sing the glory of God…
ALL: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Closing Prayers

LDR: Faithful God, Lord of all creation, you desire that nothing redeemed by your Son will ever be lost, and that the just will be raised up on the last day. Grant [Gemme Ambubuyog & Rudolfo Rodriguez] a place of rest and peace where the world of dust and ashes has no dominion. Confirm us in our hope that they will be created anew on the day when you will raise them up in glory to live with you and all the saints for ever and ever.
ALL: Amen.

LDR: God of holiness and power, accept our prayers on behalf of your servants [Gemme Ambubuyog & Rudolfo Rodriguez]; do not count their deeds against them, for in their hearts they desired to do your will. As their faith united them to your people on earth, so may your mercy join them to the angels and saints in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
ALL: Amen.

LDR: Eternal rest grant unto [Gemme Ambubuyog and Rudolfo Rodriguez], O Lord.
ALL: And let perpetual light shine upon them.
LDR: May they rest in peace.
ALL: Amen.
LDR: From the gates of hell,
ALL: Deliver their souls, O Lord.
LDR: O Lord, hear our prayer,
ALL: And let our cry come to you.
LDR: May the souls of [Gemme Ambubuyog, Rudolfo Rodriguez,] and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
ALL: Amen.

LDR: 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…
ALL: [Sign of the Cross] In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.