The service for a Catholic funeral lasts anywhere from half an hour to an hour. Attendees of the vigil or viewing before the funeral service should plan to stay for at least 10 minutes. A graveside ceremony, which follow... More »

A Catholic memorial Mass is a service to honor a deceased person when the body or cremated remains are not present. It is usually celebrated within 30 days of the death after the deceased is buried elsewhere. More »

Some common hymns for Roman Catholic funerals are "Ave Maria," "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art," "Prayer of St. Francis" and "On Eagle's Wings." Hymns for a funeral mass are sung at the same points as in a Sunday ma... More »

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