While a funeral is not truly considered a sacrament, death is obviously another milestone in life in which your faith and Church play a significant role. If you haven’t done so, you may want to consider making some of your own plans for what you want. Like everything else related to our passing from this world to the next, it is a benefit to family and friends to have an understanding of your final wishes.

Some things to think about; what readings would you like? Who would you like to read the scriptures, lead the Prayer of the Faithful and bring the gifts to the altar? What music would you like played? And just as important, what would you like to make sure IS NOT played?

Call the parish office at 585-271-7240 if you would like to discuss plans with our staff at any time. We have also created a planning worksheet and a list of suggested hymns. Both can be helpful to guide you when the time comes.

Common Funeral Scripture Readings

1.2 Maccabees 12:43-46 “…he made atonement for the dead…”
2. Job 19:1, 23-27 “…I know that my Vindicator lives….
3. Wisdom 3:1-9 “…The souls of the just are in the hand of God…”
4. Wisdom 4:7-15 “…The just man, though he die early, shall be at rest…”
5. Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9 “…he will destroy death forever…”
6. Lamentations 3:17-26 “…My portion is the Lord, says my soul…” 789,5
7. Daniel 12:1-3 “…the wise shall shine brightly…”
8. Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 “…A time to be born, a time to die…”
9. Song of Solomon 2:8-14 “…Arise my beloved, my beautiful one, and come!…”
10. Isaiah 35:1-10 “…Here is your God, he comes with vindication…”
11. Isaiah 40:1-11 “Comfort…to my people…”
12. Isaiah 40:25-31 “…Though youths stagger and fall…they will soar…”
13. Jeremiah 17:5-10 “…I, the Lord, alone probe the mind and test the heart…”
14. Sirach 1:1-8 “All wisdom comes from the Lord…”

15. Romans 5:1-5 “…We know that affliction makes for endurance…”
16. Romans 5:17-21 “Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more”
17. Romans 6:3-9 Long Form “We too might live in newness of life”
17a. Romans 6:3-4,8-9 Long Form “We too might live in newness of life”
18. Romans 8:14-23 “We also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies”
19. Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39 “What will separate us from the love of Christ?”
20. Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12 “Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s”
21. I Corinthians 15:20-28 Long Form “So too in Christ shall all be brought to life”
21a. I Corinthians 15:20-23 Short Form “So too in Christ shall all be brought to life”
22. I Corinthians 15:51-57 “Death is swallowed up in victory”
23. 2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1 “What is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal”
24. 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10 “We have a building from God, eternal in heaven”
25. Philippians 3:20-21 “He will change our lowly bodies to conform to his glory”
26. I Thessalonians 4:13-18 “Thus we shall always be with the Lord”
27. 2 Timothy 2:8-13 “If we have died with him we shall also live with him”
28. I John 3:1-2 “We shall see him as he is”
29. I John 3:14-16 “We know that we have passed form death to life because we love our brothers”

30. Matthew 5:1-12a “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven”
31. Matthew 11:25-30 “Come to me and I will give you rest”
32. Matthew 25:1-13 “Behold and bridegroom! Come out to him”
33. Matthew 25:31-46 “Come, you who are blessed by my Father”
34. Mark 15:33-39; 16:1-6 Long form “Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last”
34a. Mark 15:33-39 Short form “Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last”
35. Luke 7:11-17 “Young man, I tell you, arise!”
36. Luke 12:35-40 “You also must be prepared”
37. Luke 23:33, 39-43 “Today you will be with me in paradise”
38. Luke 23:44-46, 50,52-53; 24:1-6a Long form “Father,into your hands I commend my spirit”
38a. Luke 23:44-46,50,52-53 Short form “Father,into your hands I commend my spirit”
39. Luke 24:13-35 Long form “Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”
39a. Luke 24:13-16, 28-35 Short form “Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”
40. John 5:24-29 “Whoever hears my word and believes has passed from death to life”
41. John 6:37-40 “Everyone who sees the son and believes in Him may have eternal life and I shall raise him on the last day”
42. John 6:51-59 “Whoever eats this bread will ive forever, and I will raise them up on the last day”
43. John 11:17-27 Long form “I am the resurrection and the life”
43a. John 11:21-27 Short form “I am the resurrection and the life”
44. John 11:32-45 “Lazarus, come out”
45. John 12:23-28 Long form “If it dies, it produces much fruit”
45a. John 12:23-26 Short form “If it dies, it produces much fruit”
46. John 14:1-6 “In my Father’s house there are many dwellings”
47. John 17:24-26 “I wish that where I am they also may be with me”
48. John 19:17-18, 25-39 “And downing his head he handed over his spirit”


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Monroe-Clinton Mass Schedule

  • 4:00pm at St. Mary's
  • 5:00pm at St. Boniface
  • 9:00am at St. Boniface
  • 10:00am at Blessed Sacrament
  • 10:30am at St. Mary's
  • 12:15pm at Blessed Sacrament
  • - 8:00am at Blessed Sacrament
  • - 12:10pm at St. Mary's
  • Tuesday
  • - 7:30am at St. Boniface
  • Wednesday
  • - 8:00am at Blessed Sacrament
  • Thursday
  • 12:10pm at St. Mary's
  • Friday
  • - 7:30am at St. Boniface
  • - 12:10pm at St. Mary's

Blessed Sacrament

259 Rutgers Street, 14607 Phone: 585-271-7240 Fax: 585-442-7517

Saint Boniface

330 Gregory Street, 14620 Phone: 585-473-4271 Fax: 585-256-0868

Saint Mary’s

15 Saint Marys Place, 14604 Phone: 585-232-7140 Fax: 585-232-4483 Web: