Funeral Planning and Information

We realize that arranging a funeral is never easy. Our professional music staff, hope to bring comfort and assistance to you during this time of need. At your leisure, please consider the following information and contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

The Director of Music will be happy to choose any or all of the music, if you so desire. Please assist in that process by indicating if you would like more traditional songs and/or contemporary songs.  The use of secular music (music not written for use in a sacred liturgy) is not permitted. All music must be suited for the Mass — the highest form of prayer the church offers. If you have any questions, the Director of Music, Peter Morin, will be available to help you with your selections. He can be reached through the Music Office at 904-471-5364.

Special Notation: In keeping with musical and liturgical guidelines set by the Diocese of St. Augustine, the usage of pre-recorded tapes or CDs is not permitted whether for music before the Mass, or to accompany any vocalist.

PLEASE NOTE: All recordings below use musicians and instruments from St. Anastasia Catholic Church. The recordings are used for families selecting music for a particular celebration, and therefore, educational in nature. The recordings are not for sale or distribution. If you would like additional information about purchasing some of this music, we can direct you to sources.

The following is a partial list of music that can be used in the Mass.

The following Hymns are appropriate:


Abide with Me My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
Amazing Grace O Breathe on Me O Breath of God
Balm in Gilead O Lord Hear My Prayer
Be Not Afraid On Eagle’s Wings
Blest Are They On Emmaus’ Road
Give Me Jesus One Bread, One Body
God of Love Prayer of St. Francis
Here I am Lord Precious Lord, Take My Hand
How Great Thou Art Salve Regina
I am the Vine Sing With All the Saints
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Star Upon The Sea
Jerusalem My Happy Home The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Jesus, Lord have Mercy Unless a Grain of Wheat
Jesus Remember Me We Shall Walk Through the Valley
Keep in Mind What Wondrous Love
Let All Mortal Flesh keep Silence When we are Living
Lord Receive Your Servant You are Mine
Lord, When You Came to the Seashore You Walk Along our Shoreline
Make Us True Servants


The Following Responsorial Psalms are appropriate:

The Lord is My Shepherd (Ps. 23)
My shepherd Is the Lord (Ps.23)
Shepherd Me, O Lord (Ps. 23)
To You, O Lord (Ps. 25)
The Lord Is My Light (Ps. 27)
Tast and See (Ps. 34)
Like A Deer (Ps. 42)
My Soul Thirsts (Ps. 42)
O God, I Seek You (Ps. 63)
I Will Sing of Your Salvation (Ps. 71) Gelineau
I Will sing of Your Salvation (Ps. 71) Haas
Be with Me (Ps. 91)

The following solos are often requested:

Adagio Tomaso Albinoni
Adagio, ii from Symphony VII Ludwig Van Beethoven
Air on theG String Johann Sebastian Bach
Andante from Pathetique Sonata Beethoven
Ave Maria Franz Schubert
Bist du Bei Mir Bach
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring Bach
Lacrymosa Giuseppe Verdi
Meditation from Thais Jules Massenet
Panis Angelicus Cesar Franck
Pavane Gabriel Faure
Pie Jesu Gabriel Faure