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Celebrating Funerals

by Flor McCarthy
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Flor McCarthy’s Funeral Liturgies met with great acclaim as it filled a distinct need when it was first published in 1994. Over the years since then, he has worked on developing a substantial amount of new material as well as greatly revising the original work.

Celebrating Funerals is the fruit of all this work. It offers 26 funeral services, each on a specific theme – half of them written to refer to the phase of life at which a person died. The book also includes four Remembrance Liturgies, as well as four Rites of Committal, 12 Prayer Services, and 16 Reflections, many of which did not appear in the earlier work.

Everything in Celebrating Funerals is designed to address both the challenge of celebrating every funeral in a way appropriate to the life of the deceased, and the opportunity for proclaiming the mercy of God whose love is eternal and who remembers that we are only human.

Flor McCarthy is an Irish Salesian priest who has worked as a catechist in second level schools, and has extensive experience in parish work and in preaching in Ireland and the USA. His works supplying support for preachers for Years A, B, and C of the Sunday lectionary – New Sunday and Holy Daly Liturgies: Revised and Expanded – have won wide acclaim as has his most recent work, The Storyteller.