Speaking at a Catholic Wake

If you’ve ever been asked to speak at a wake or funeral you know the pressure of finding the right words to honor the deceased. To Say a Few Words. Guidelines for Those Offering Words of Remembrance at a Catholic Funeral is the guide we’ve been looking for to do this with faith and respect.


The Catholic Church has specific rules for speaking at funerals and each diocese adds its own requirements. These rules are so that nothing distracts from the Eucharist and liturgy. To Say a Few Words explains these guidelines and offers examples of how to present a short, prayerful expression of remembrance for the deceased. It’s a little handbook bereavement committees, funeral homes, and church libraries should keep on hand for intended speakers.

You can get the book and ebook of To Say a Few Words here.

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