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Readings

There are many Scripture readings that would be appropriate for a memorial service or Mass in remembrance of Terri Schiavo. In particular, we recommend any of the readings in the following sections of the lectionary:
 
Lectionary selections under Votive Masses -- for the Triumph of the Holy Cross (numbers 897 through 903)
Lectionary selections for Masses For the Sick (numbers 871 through 875)
Lectionary selections for Masses For Any Need (numbers 876 through 880)
Lectionary selections for Masses for Peace and Justice (numbers 831 through 835)

Mass Prayers

The Sacramentary provides a number of Mass prayers that would be particularly appropriate for Masses in remembrance of Terri Schiavo, when the liturgical rubrics of the day permit them. In particular we recommend the following Masses:
 
Sacramentary – Mass 21 – For the Progress of Peoples
Sacramentary – Mass 32 – For the Sick
Sacramentary – Mass of September 14 – Triumph of the Holy Cross
Sacramentary – Mass 38-B – For Any Need
Sacramentary – Mass of the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Alternative
Opening Prayer

Homily Hints

The following links provide reflections, articles, and homilies that can provide the preacher with material for a homily at a Mass or other memorial service in remembrance of Terri Schiavo:
 
 
Homily at Terri Schiavo’s funeral Mass (Fr. Frank Pavone): www.priestsforlife.org/terri/05-04schiavomemorialservice.htm
 
Reflection on Terri’s final hours: www.priestsforlife.org/euthanasia/terrisfinalhours.htm
 
“Atrophy of Compassion”: www.priestsforlife.org/euthanasia/atrophyofcompassion.htm
 
Terri Schiavo: A Test for us All: www.priestsforlife.org/columns/columns2003/03-11-03testforall.htm
 
Frequently Asked Questions about Terri:
www.terrisfight.org/pages.php?page_id=32


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