Funeral Music Planning

Dear Bereaved,

Allow me to express my personal condolences at the loss of your loved one. Know that the Catholic community of St. Anthony Church keeps you and your entire family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The following suggested song list is merely a guide. There are many songs not listed that may be appropriate. If I can assist you in choosing music to reflect your loved one’s life, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincere regards,
Ralph Belvedere, Music Director & Organist
(203) 758-4056, ext. 15,


Music Selection Select 4 or 5 songs for:

  1. Gathering Hymn
  2. Offertory Hymn
  3. Communion Hymn
  4. Communion Meditation (optional)
  5. Recessional Hymn.

All I Ask of You
Amazing Grace
*Ave Maria (Schubert version)                                            
Be Not Afraid
Come to Me
Eye Has Not Seen
Eternal Father Strong to Save
Fly Like a Bird
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name                              
How Great Thou Art
Here I Am, Lord
Hosea (Come Back to Me)
*I Am the Bread of Life
I Have Loved You
I Heard the Voice of Jesus
*I’ll Walk with God                         
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Let There Be Peace on Earth            
Lift High the Cross
Lord of All Hopefulness
O God Beyond All Praising
O God, Our Help in Ages Past
On Eagle’s Wings
*Panis Angelicus                  
Prayer of St. Francis
Shepherd Me, O God
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
We Remember
Wherever You Go                             
You Are Near
*You’ll Never Walk Alone  

For the funeral of a veteran or public official, the National Anthem may be selected in addition to the 4 or 5 hymns above.

* Songs that are most appropriate for Communion or Communion meditation