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Funerals for Baptized Children - Readings from the New Testement

 

From the Lectionary for Mass, no. 1020

Romans 6:3-4, 8-9

We believe that we shall also live with him.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus
     were baptized into his death?
We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death,
     so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead
     by the glory of the Father,
     we too might live in newness of life.

If, then, we have died with Christ,
     we believe that we shall also live with him.
We know that Christ, raised from the dead, dies no more;
     death no longer has power over him.

The word of the Lord.

Romans 14:7-9

Whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
No one lives for oneself,
     and no one dies for oneself.
For if we live, we live for the Lord,
     and if we die, we die for the Lord;
     so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.
For this is why Christ died and came to life,
     that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

The word of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

So too in Christ shall all be brought to life.

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers and sisters:
Christ has been raised from the dead,
     the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since death came through a man,
     the resurrection of the dead came also through man.
For just as in Adam all die,
     so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,
     but each one in proper order:
     Christ the firstfruits;
     then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ.

The word of the Lord.

Ephesians 1:3-5

He chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
     who has blessed us in Christ
     with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
     as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,
     to be holy and without blemish before him.
In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ,
     in accord with the favor of his will.

The word of the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, 18

We shall be with the Lord forever.

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians

We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,
     about those who have fallen asleep,
     so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose,
     so too will God, through Jesus,
     bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
Therefore, console one another with these words.

The word of the Lord.

Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.



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