I need help planning a Funeral. Prayer service (not a Mass): We can have one to three readings. It’s a lot like the first half of a Mass. If we have ONE reading (which I would read in the service) it would be a Gospel passage. If we have TWO readings, they would be the Gospel plus either an Old or a New Testament passage. If we have THREE readings, there would be an Old Testament 1st Reading, a New Testament 2nd Reading and the Gospel. There are options to choose from. Options for an Old Testament 1st Reading: https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/bereavement-and-funerals/old-testament-readings Options for a New Testament 2nd Reading: https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/bereavement-and-funerals/new-testament-readings Options for the Gospel reading: https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/bereavement-and-funerals/gospels There’s an easy way to get this figured out. If you tell me how many readings you want (1, 2 or 3) and send me some thoughts to help me get to know your brother a bit, I can suggest readings. Don’t let this be a chore for you. Once again, I invite you to be as involved as you want. St. Matthew Parish wants to make this as gentle as possible on you.