Our sister Teresita has gone to her rest in the peace of Christ. May the
Lord now welcome her to the table of God’s children in heaven. With
faith and hope in eternal life, let us assist her with our prayers. Let us
pray to the Lord also for ourselves. May we who mourn be reunited
one day with our sister; together may we meet Christ Jesus when he
who is our life appears in glory.
We read in sacred Scripture: Matthew 25:34
Come you who are blessed by my Father, says the Lord, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
PRAYER OVER THE PLACE OF COMMITTAL.
(If the place of committal is to be blessed:)
Lord Jesus Christ, by Your own three days in the tomb, You hallowed
the graves of all who believe in You and so made the grave a sign of
hope that promises resurrection even as it claims our mortal bodies.
Grant that our sister Teresita may sleep here in peace until You awaken
her to glory, for You are the Resurrection and the Life. Then she will
see You face to face and in your light will see light and know the
splendor of God, for You live and reign for ever and ever.
P. Because God has chosen to call our sister Teresita from this life to
Himself, we commit her body to the earth, for we are dust and unto
dust we shall return. But the Lord Jesus Christ will change our mortal
bodies to be like His in glory, for He is risen, the firstborn from the
dead. So let us commend our sister to the Lord, that the Lord may
embrace her in peace and raise her body on the last day.
P. For our sister Teresita, let us pray to the Lord Jesus Christ, who
said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me shall
live even in death and whoever lives and believes in me shall never