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We, at Our Lady of the Ridge / Saint Linus Parish, know that the death FuneralFuof a loved one can be a time of great pain, confusion, sadness and loss. Please be assured that our family of faith is here to offer you comfort and support.

At funerals, the Church confidently celebrates Christ’s paschal mystery. It is our intention that those who were made one with Christ at baptism may with him pass from death to life. The Church, therefore, offers the Eucharistic sacrifice of Christ’s Passover for the dead and pours forth prayers and petitions for them. Because of the communion of all Christ’s members with each other, all of this brings spiritual aid to the dead and the consolation of hope to the living.

The Order of Christian Funerals of the Catholic Church is divided into three groups of rites.

  • The Vigil and Related Rites and Prayers
  • The Funeral Liturgy
  • The Rite of Committal

At the time of death, arrangements for the rites are made through the Funeral Director. The Funeral Director contacts Our Lady of the Ridge / St. Linus Parish to arrange the day and time for the Vigil Service, the Funeral Liturgy and the Rite of Committal. Funerals are usually celebrated at 9:30 AM or 11 AM.

Should no funeral director be involved, the family is welcome to contact Our Lady of the Ridge / St. Linus Parish for the arrangements at 708-422-2400. After hours and on the weekends, your call is directed by the answering service to one of the priests.

For an impending death, pre-arrangements may be made with Our Lady of the Ridge / St. Linus Parish.

Should the person die in another place and/or the funeral be celebrated elsewhere, a Memorial Liturgy may be arranged at Our Lady of the Ridge / St. Linus Parish by calling the parish office.

For more information on wake services, funerals or pre-arrangements, please contact the Parish Office at 708-422-2400.



All the Old Testament Readings below are available to open and print in PDF format

Old Testament - 2 Maccabees 12:43-46
Old Testament - Daniel 12:1-13
Old Testament - Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
Old Testament - Isaiah 25:6a, 7-8b
Old Testament - Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9
Old Testament - Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Old Testament - Job 19:23-27a
Old Testament - Lamentations 3:17-26
Old Testament - Lamentations 3:22-26
Old Testament - Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Old Testament - Proverbs 31:25-31
Old Testament - Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14
Old Testament - Sirach 6:5-17
Old Testament - Sirach 44:1, 10-15
Old Testament - Wisdom 3:1-6, 9
Old Testament - Wisdom 3:1-9
Old Testament - Wisdom 4:7-15



All the New Testament Readings below are available to open and print in PDF format

New Testament - 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8a
New Testament - 1 Corinthians 15:20-23
New Testament - 1 Corinthians 15:20-28
New Testament - 1 Corinthians 15:51-57
New Testament - 1 John 3:1-2
New Testament - 1 John 3:14-16
New Testament - 1 Peter 1:3-9
New Testament - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, 18
New Testament - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
New Testament - 2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1
New Testament - 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10
New Testament - 2 Timothy 2:8-13
New Testament - 2 Timothy 4:1-5
New Testament - 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
New Testament - 2 Timothy 4:6-8
New Testament - Acts 10:34-36, 42-43
New Testament - Acts 10:34-43
New Testament - Colossians 3:12-17
New Testament - Ephesians 1:3-5
New Testament - Philippians 3:20-21
New Testament - Philippians 4:4-9
New Testament - Revelation 7:9-10, 15-17
New Testament - Revelation 14:13
New Testament - Revelation 25:1-5a, 6b-7
New Testament - Revelation 21:1a, 3-5a
New Testament - Romans 5:5-11
New Testament - Romans 5:17-21
New Testament - Romans 6:3-4, 8-9
New Testament - Romans 6:3-9
New Testament - Romans 8:14-23
New Testament - Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39
New Testament - Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12
New Testament - Romans 14:7-9


All the Gospel Readings below are available to open and print in PDF format

Gospel According to John - 14:1-6
Gospel According to Luke - 10:38-42
Gospel According to Luke - 12:35-40
Gospel According to Matthew - 5:1-12a
Gospel According to Matthew - 11:25-30
Gospel According to Matthew - 25:31-46



The following music selections are linked to certain song settings that are popular among our church. If specific song setting is different from what is provided below, please contact our Parish Music Director or indicate on the future onlline form.


Amazing Grace
Be Not Afraid
Here I Am, Lord
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Lord of All Hopefulness
Prayer of Saint Francis (Make Me A Channel of Your Peace)
Shall We Gather At the River
The King of Love My Shepherd Is


Be With Me, Lord (Psalm 91)
Hiding Place (Psalm 17)
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (Psalm 84)
In the Arms of the Shepherd (Psalm 23)
In the Land of the Living (Psalm 27)
The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Psalm 103)
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)
The Lord Will Heal the Broken Heart (Psalm 34)
My Soul Is Thirsting (Psalm 63)
Out of the Depths (Psalm 130)
Shelter Me, O God (Psalm 16)
Shepherd Me, O God (Psalm 23)
To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul (Psalm 25)
We Will Rest In You (Psalm 134)
Your Love is Finer than Life (Psalm 63)


Ave Maria
Come to Me
Eye Has Not Seen
Hail Mary; Gentle Woman
I Have Loved You
In The Garden
In You, O Lord
I Will Be With You
Steal Away to Jesus
There Is a Place
We Remember
You Are Near


Be Still
Come Home
Could It Be
Come to Me
Come to Me and Live
Holy is Your Name
I Am the Bread of Life
I Will Be With You
In the Arms of God
Journey for Home (Celtic)
Lady of Knock (traditional Irish)
Lost and Afraid
Panis Angelicus
Peace, Be Not Anxious
Take and Eat
The Clouds’ Veil
There Is A Place
We Will Rest In You
You Are My God
You Are the Light I Seek


Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Be Still, My Soul
External Father, Strong to Save (Navy Hymn)
Go Now In Peace (traditional Irish)
The Hand of God Shall Hold You
How Great Thou Art
I Call You to My Father’s House
Jerusalem, My Happy Home
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
The Last Journey
Lead, Kindly Light
Let Me Go Now In Peace
May the Road Rise to Meet You (The Irish Blessing)
Now Let Your Servant Go In Peace
On Eagles Wings
Peace Be With Those
A Place Called Home
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Rest In Peace, Earth’s Journey Ended
Safety Harbor
Serdeczne Matko (played instrumentally)
Softly and Tenderly

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