FUNERAL LITURGY FOR ARMANDO (ARMAND
FUNERAL LITURGY FOR ARMANDO (ARMAND) ODORICO JR
Saturday, February 8th, 2014
SONG 1 - Ave Maria sung by Singer Suzelle Degrace
FAMILY REFLECTIONS 1st speaker: Michael Odorico (Armand's youngest brother 5-7min)
2nd speaker: David Odorico (Armand's nephew 2-3min)
3rd speaker: Vicki Odorico (Armand's eldest daughter 4-5min)
Introduction to the Song - Vicki Odorico
SONG 2 - Petite Marie (Petit Armand) by Francis Cabrel sung by Singer Suzelle Degrace
THE WORD OF GOD
A reading from the book of Wisdom (3:1-9) by Lynn Klaus
Responsorial Psalm by Debbie Odorico
Lecture de la seconde lettre de saint Paul Apôtre aux Corinthiens par Gloria Odorico
(A reading from Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians)
Gospel Acclamation by Fr Gilles
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew by Father Gilles Surprenant
Homily by Fr Gilles
Introduction to the Song - Vicki Odorico
SONG 3 - Let It Be by The Beatles sung by Singer Suzelle Degrace
Prayers of the Faithful
The Lord's Prayer
Invitation to Prayer
The Prayer of Commendation
Announcement about the gathering after the Liturgy by Vicki Odorico
Blessing & invitation to live in God's peace
Immediate Family prepares for the signs of farewell
Signs of Farewell – accompanied by the final song
RECESSIONAL SONG 4 - The Prayer by Alberto Testa, Tony Renis, David W. Foster,
and Carole Bayer Sager sung by Singer Suzelle Degrace
All process to the place of reception or disperse
Prepared by Vicki Odorico and Father Gilles Surprenant
A reading from the book of Wisdom
The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God,
and no torment will ever touch them.
In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died,
and their departure was thought to be a disaster,
and their going from us to be their destruction;
but they are at peace.
For though in the sight of others they were punished,
their hope is full of immortality.
Having been disciplined a little,
they will receive great good,
because God tested them and found them worthy of himself;
like gold in the furnace he tried them,
and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them.
In the time of their visitation they will shine forth,
and will run like sparks through the stubble.
They will govern nations and rule over peoples,
and the Lord will reign over them forever.
Those who trust in him will understand truth,
and the faithful will abide with him in love,
because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones,
and he watches over his elect.
The Word of the Lord
Responsorial psalm (Psalm 116 -- an Alleluia psalm)
Our response to the Word of the Lord is –
I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.
(Allow the assembly to repeat the response, but you don’t repeat it; then proceed.)
(All say the Response)
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
our God is merciful.
The Lord protects the simple;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
I kept my faith, even when I said,
"I am greatly afflicted";
I said in my consternation,
"Everyone is a liar."
Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his faithful ones.
O Lord, I am your servant;
You have loosed my bonds.
(S’attacher à ce qui demeure
Il y a ce qui passe, il y a ce qui demeure. Tous ces gestes
d'amour, de dévouement, tous ces liens tissés entre nous, toutes ces recherches du Christ... Voilà ce
qui compte pour Dieu et fera notre joie en sa présence.)
Lecture de la seconde lettre de saint Paul Apôtre aux Corinthiens
(2 CORINTHIENS 4, 14 — 5, 1)
4 14 nous le savons, celui qui a ressuscité le Seigneur Jésus
nous ressuscitera, nous aussi, avec Jésus,
et il nous placera près de lui avec vous.
15 Et tout ce qui nous arrive, c'est pour vous,
afin que la grâce plus abondante,
en vous rendant plus nombreux,
fasse monter une immense action de grâce
pour la gloire de Dieu.
16 C'est pourquoi nous ne perdons pas courage,
et même si en nous l'homme extérieur va vers sa ruine,
l'homme intérieur se renouvelle de jour en jour.
17 Car nos épreuves du moment présent sont légères
par rapport au poids extraordinaire de gloire éternelle
qu'elles nous préparent.
18 Et notre regard ne s'attache pas à ce qui se voit,
mais à ce qui ne se voit pas ;
ce qui se voit est provisoire,
mais ce qui ne se voit pas est éternel.
5 1 Nous le savons, en effet,
le corps, qui est notre demeure sur la terre,
doit être détruit,
mais Dieu construit pour nous dans les cieux
une demeure éternelle qui n'est pas l'œuvre des hommes.
PAROLE DU SEIGNEUR
Alleluia. Come, you whom my Father has blessed, says the Lord; inherit the
kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. Alleluia.
A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him,
then he will sit on the throne of his glory.
All the nations will be gathered before him,
and he will separate people one from another
as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats,
and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.
Then the king will say to those at his right hand,
"Come, you that are blessed by my Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
for I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you gave me clothing,
I was sick and you took care of me,
I was in prison and you visited me.'
Then the righteous will answer him,
"Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food,
or thirsty and gave you something to drink?
And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you,
or naked and gave you clothing?
And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?'
And the king will answer them,
"Truly I tell you,
just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,
you did it to me.'
The Gospel of the Lord