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Funeral Prayers for Peter Gregory Gatti 27 March 1956 - 31 May 2021
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Mass book Male Englishfor your kind thoughts, prayers
and presence here today.
Prayers held at
Nelson Rd, HMAS Cerberus
Friday 18 June 2021
Rev. Shymon Thekkekalathungal
INTRODUCTORY RITES GATHERING HYMN Be Not Afraid Celebrant (C.) – In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. All (A.) – Amen. GREETING C. – The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. A. – And with your spirit. SPRINKLING WITH HOLY WATER Fr. Shymon C. – In the waters of baptism, Peter died with Christ and rose
with Him to new life. May he now share with Him in eternal glory. Amen.
LIGHTING OF THE PASCHAL CANDLE Zavier Gatti C. – In baptism Peter received the light of Christ. That light has
guided him throughout his life. May he now enjoy the risen life with his risen Lord. Amen.
C. – May almighty God have mercy on all of us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.
PLACING OF THE PALL Shonn Gatti C. – At his baptism Peter received the new garment, and was
asked to wear it spotlessly throughout his life. May the Lord not look on any wrong that he may have done during his life, but rather look upon his faithfulness to his God and his love for his family and friends. Amen.
PLACING OF THE SYMBOLIC ITEMS Medals: William Casey
PTI Ball Cap: Corrie Short
Mental Health: Peter Walsh WORDS OF REMEMBRANCE Lisa Gatti OPENING PRAYER C. – Let us pray. Almighty God, our Father, we firmly believe
that your Son died and rose to life. We pray for our brother, Peter who has died in Christ. Raise him at the last day to share the glory of the Risen Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
A. – Amen.
LITURGY OF THE WORD READING (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11) Emerald Gatti A reading from the book of Ecclesiastes. Everything that happens in this world happens at a time of God chooses. God set the time for birth, the time for planting and the time for pulling up. God set the time for sorrow and joy, the time for searching and the time for losing, the time for saving and the time for throwing away; the time for silence and the time for talking. God set the time for love and the time not to love, and He sets time for peace. What do we gain from all our work? I know the heavy burdens that God has laid on us. God has set the right time for everything. He has given us desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what He does. So I realise that all we can do is be happy and to do the best we can while we are still alive. The Word of the Lord. A. – Thanks be to God.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM The Lord is My Shepherd TIS: 659; Words: Psalm 23 Music: Brian Boniwell © 1949 Arr: Kevin Hunt
The Lord is my shepherd, and I want to follow, Wherever He leads me, wherever He goes. Over the mountains, the waters and byways. Valleys and highways, He’s waiting for me. Refrain: I want to go to meet Him there, To lay myself down in His love. The Lord is my shepherd, and I want to follow, Wherever He leads me, wherever He goes. And while on the journey, to where we are going, He promised to be there to help us along. And over the mountains, we’ll walk on together, To know all the wonders He’s given to me. Refrain GOSPEL ACCLAMATION A. – Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. “I am the Way, the Truth and
the Life”, says the Lord. “He who believes in me will not die forever.” Alleluia, Alleluia.
GOSPEL (John 14: 1-6) Read by Fr. Shymon C. – The Lord be with you. A. – And with your spirit. C. – A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John. A. – Glory to you, O Lord. Jesus said to His disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled; trust in God still, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not, I should have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am, you may be too. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said: “Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus said: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” The Gospel of the Lord. A. – Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. HOMILY (Recording) Fr. Paddy Sykes
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL Shonn Gatti C. – God our Father raised Jesus from the dead and He will
give life to our mortal bodies. We pray to him in faith. R. – That God will receive our praise and thanksgiving for the
life of Peter. We pray to the Lord. A. – Lord, hear our prayer. R. – The family and friends of Peter seek comfort and
consolation. Let us pray God will hear their pain and dispel the darkness and doubt that comes from grief.
We pray to the Lord. A. – Lord, hear our prayer. R. – For all of us assembled here the worship in faith, that we
may be gathered together again in God’s kingdom. We pray to the Lord . A. – Lord, hear our prayer. R. – That God may welcome into glory those of our family and
friends who have departed this life especially Con and Mary, Auntie Adelaide, Aunty Silvie, Barbara and Constantine Gatti.
We Pray to the Lord. A. – Lord, hear our prayer.
C. – Loving Father, You govern all things wisely and with great love. Listen to our prayers and lead us through Your Spirit to complete joy and communion with you.
We make this prayer through Christ, your Son. A. – Amen. THE LORD’S PRAYER C. – At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine
teaching, we dare to say: A. – Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
C. – Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously
grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
A. – For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever.
FINAL COMMENDATION AND FARWELL C. – Trusting in God, we have prayed together for Peter and
now we come to the last farewell. There is sadness in parting, but we take comfort in the hope that one day we shall see Peter again. Although this congregation will disperse in sorrow, the mercy of God will gather us together again in the joy of his kingdom. Therefore let us console one another in the faith of Jesus Christ.
With water and with incense we farewell Peter. Saints of
God, come to his aid! Come to meet him, Angels of the Lord!
A. – Receive his soul and present him to God the Most High. C. – May Christ, who called you, take you to himself; may
angels lead you to the bosom of Abraham. A. – Receive his soul and present him to God the Most High. C. – Give him eternal rest, O Lord, and may Your light shine on
him for ever. A. – Receive his soul and present him to God the Most High. PRAYER OF COMMENDATION C. – Into your hands, Father of mercies, we commend our
brother Peter, in the sure and certain hope that, together with all who have died in Christ, he will rise with Him on the last day. We give thanks for the blessings which you
have bestowed upon him in his life; they are a signs to us of your goodness and of our union with Saints in Christ.
Merciful Lord, turn toward us and listen to our prayers:
open the gates of paradise to your servant Peter and help us who remain to comfort one another with assurances of faith, until we meet in Christ and are with you and with our brother Peter for ever. Grant him eternal rest.
A. – Amen. C. – May the angels lead you into paradise, may the martyrs
come to welcome you and take you into the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
A. – Amen. PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTION Listen to the Man – George Ezra C. – In peace let us take our brother Peter to his resting place. RECESSIONAL HYMN The Naval Hymn Excerpts from the English translation of the Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). All rights reserved. Excerpts from the English translation of the Order of Christian Funerals © 1989, International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). All rights reserved. The Scripture Readings are taken from the Jerusalem Bible © 1966, 1967, 1968, 1985, Darton, Longman & Todd, Publishers and Doubleday and Co. Inc. .Used by permission of the publishers. English translation of the Psalm Responses are taken from the Lectionary for Mass © 1981, International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). All rights reserved. Psalm verses are taken from The Psalms: A New Translation ©1963, The Grail (England), published by Collins.
Peter’s family would like to sincerely thank you
for your kind thoughts, prayers
and presence here today.