From our Cathedral Funeral Guidelines:
"Music is an especially important part of the Funeral Liturgy. By its very nature, the Church’s Liturgy is sacred. It is a time set apart, in a sacred place, specifically for the worship of God. Thus, it is possible only for sacred music to be used during the Funeral Liturgy. Any non-sacred, or “secular” music which may hold a particular significance to the family of the deceased would be more appropriate to be played either at the wake, or at the reception following the Funeral Liturgy. Our priest and Director of Music will be happy to guide you in the planning of a prayerful, tasteful, and reverent Liturgy."
Families may find it helpful to preview our Funeral Music Planning Form