Funeral Order Of Service, Why have an Order sheet?
The benefits and purposes of an Order sheet are:
To guide and h elp those attending to know what is happening;
To encourage mourners to participate in the singing and understand better the significance of any readings, poems, and tributes;
To provide a keepsake of the funeral;
To send to those who cannot attend the funeral;
To give details of where the reception following the funeral will take place;
To give details of the good cause for donation;
Contents of the Order sheet
The cover normally has the deceased's name, the date of birth and date of death.
The cover also is the place for a photograph, the venue and the date and time of the funeral.
Inside is the order of the service/ceremony. There is not usually room for all the words of readings, so put the title or the biblical reference.
Other information, often on the back cover is the address of the reception and the charity to which donations are requested. Sometimes referred to as a memorial book and an order of service Catholic funeral.