Music Ministry >> Guidelines for Funeral Music
On behalf of St. Mary's Music Ministry, we extend our condolences on the loss of someone who you loved very much.  The purpose of these pages is to help you and your family choose music for your loved one's Funeral Mass.  At St. Mary's we believe that the music at the Mass can help to give a personal touch to the service, allowing the Mass to reflect and celebrate the life of your loved one.    

Our church accompanist, Carrie Stewart coordinates the music for all of our Funerals and Memorial services. She can be reached at 973-835-0374 x192  or at

Please do not hesitate to call us with any concerns or questions.    


Again, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.  May the peace of the Lord be with you and yours during this difficult time.


Below is a list of suggested songs most can be found on youtube if you would like to listen to a recording

Responsorial Psalms

Shepherd Me, O God

I Shall Not

I have loved you

Be with me, Lord

All I ask of you

Thy Word

Be Merciful O,Lord


Amazing Grace                                    Be not Afraid                                 Deep Within                           God with us

Hail Mary Gentle woman                  Here I Am, Lord                           How Great Thou Art               Make me a Channel

Now we remain                                 On Eagle's Wings                        The Servant Song                     You Are Mine   

We remember                                   Come to me                                    Open  the eyes of my heart    Taste and See

I heard the voice of Jesus say      In the breaking of the bread            I am the bread of Life         One Bread, One Body

In this Place                                       Table of Life                                       Another Hallelujah            Ave Maria

Angel By your side                            I can only Imagine                        In Christ Alone                        In the Garden

Morning has broken                        O Loving God (danny Boy)            open my eyes                     Precious, Lord take my hand

Shepherd of My heart                     Softly and Tenderly                        The Lord's Prayer                  You invite me in

You raise me up                              Alive in Christ                                  Soon and Very Soon             Seek First the Kingdom