Funeral Preparation Form

Please note that this form can be used to prepare for a funeral of a person who is deceased, and it can also be used to prepare for a presently living person who wants to have their choices and options noted in advance. Wherever the form asks for information about the "nominee/ deceased" it is asking information about the person you are planning/pre-planning a funeral for

Please select the most accurate answer for why you are filling out this form *
Please select which type this application is:
When the funeral is finalised and the date, location and time are set, will you give the parish permission to let people know these details if they contact us and ask for where and when is the funeral taking place? *
Please select one of the following options: (If there are very few people who are familiar with a Mass/Eucharist, it is recommended that a prayer service be conducted instead). *
Location: (Please note that funerals at Surfers Paradise Church are normally conducted at the Sacred Heart Church, Clear Island Waters, due to logistical issues). *
Please select one of the following choices for your Funeral Directors (local) *

Choices for the actual Funeral ceremony

Would you be requiring our church Organist/soloist for the play of the hymns you select for the ceremony? *
Entrance hymn choices. (Please note that since this is a Christian/church service, the suitability of the music needs to reflect the occasion. Please confirm with the priest if in doubt). *

Please click the link below for extra resources and options

Choices for ceremony -

Reading from the bible: You can choose two from this list (one reading and an optional second reading) (these reading choices must be reading from the Holy Bible, and cannot be replaced with a non-biblical text). *
PSALM: (sung) *
Please choose a Gospel passage for the Priest to the readout. *
Preparation of the Gifts Hymn - The following is a choice only if you are having a full Funeral Mass - with Eucharist and communion with the blessing of bread and wine -
Communion and Thanksgiving reflection hymns: The following is a choice only if you are having a full Funeral Mass - with Eucharist and communion with the blessing of bread and wine - then please choose one or two suitable Communion/ Thanksgiving reflection hymns (this is for singing as people come forward to receive Holy Communion and after communion as a reflection.
Final (recessional) exit hymn: *
For Returned services personnel only: Was the nominee/deceased a Returned Services person. Would you like an RSL tribute as part of the funeral ceremony? (Please note, this option is subject to the conditions and eligibility criterion and availability of the service as set down by the RSL).
Please choose tick all prayers of Intercession(s) you would like to read out, and you can also add your own at the end. (Please note you are very welcome to choose all of these prayers, as they are only short intentions) *
Where there is a graveside commital planned, Would you like the Priest to invite people to attend this, or is it just a private ceremony
Would you like the Priest to announce a gathering for refreshments for after the funeral, at a specified location. If so, please write where you are proposing to have the refreshments. *

Please write here any further instructions, notes or questions:

A note for those who are filling out this form as an advanced preparation for themselves. When you complete this form and receive an email back, please print this form out take it to your nominated funeral director, and also leave a copy with your next of kin and a copy in the place you leave all your important documents. You can also leave a copy of this with your will, but sometimes this is only seen after the funeral so, please ensure your wishes are communicated to all the necessary people in advance.