New Testament Readings

There are 26 options for the New Testament Reading at the funeral mass. We encourage you to spend time in prayer with your family and loved ones to choose the reading which best speaks to the lost life. All taken from St. John the Baptist (MN) website.


  1. Acts 10.34-43 “Everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins”
  2. Acts 10.34-36.42-43 “Everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins”
  3. Romans 5.5-11 “…We were reconciled to God through the death of his Son…”
  4. Romans 5.17-21 “…through one righteous act acquittal and life came to all…”
  5. Romans 6.3-9 “…if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall live with him…”
  6. Romans 6.3-4.8-9 “…if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall live with him…”
  7. Romans 8.1-11 “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ…”
  8. Romans 8.14-23 “Those who are led by the Spirit of God are Children of God”
  9. Romans 8.31-35.37-39 “If God is for us, who can be against us?”
  10. Romans 14.7-9.10-12 “This is why Christ died and came to life”
  11. 1 Corinthians 2.6-10 “Eye has not seen, and ear has not heard…”
  12. 1 Corinthians 15.12-20 “If there is no resurrection of the dead…”
  13. 1 Corinthians 15.20-28 “In Adam all die, so too if Christ shall all be brought to life.”
  14. 1 Corinthians 15.51-57“Death where is your victory?”
  15. 2 Corinthians 4.14-5.1 “The one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us…”
  16. 2 Corinthians 5.1.6-10 “We would rather leave the body and go home…”
  17. Philippians 3.7-14 “…I run toward the prize to which God calls me…”
  18. Philippians 3.20-21  “He will change our lowly body…”
  19. 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18 “If we believe that Jesus died and rose…”
  20. 2 Timothy 2.8-13“Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead…”
  21. 2 Timothy 4.1-2.6-8 “I have competed well, I have finished the race…”
  22. 1 John 3.1-2“Beloved, we are God’s children now…”
  23. 1 John 3.14-16 “We know that we have passed from death to life…”
  24. Revelation 14.13“…Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…”
  25. Revelation 20.11-21.1 “…The sea gave up its dead; then Death and Hades…”
  26. Revelation 21.1-5.6-7 “…I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem…”

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