Funerals and Memorials - Outline of a Vigil Service

An Outline of a Vigil Services with Rosary

Introductory Rites: This includes prayers and an introduction from the priest or deacon.

Scripture Readings: These commonly include a short reading from scripture to illustrate a decade of the rosary followed by the praying of that decade. There are usually three or four meditations. (A homily may follow the readings if desired.)

Recitation of the Rosary: This may include a full rosary or a partial rosary.)

Reflections or Eulogies

Concluding Prayers: Prayers conclude the vigil service.