Regina Caeli in Honor of Archie Jackson

Regina Caeli Prayer

in Honor of

Archie Jackson

Father of Connie Sambrone


We remember in our prayers this evening: Connie Sambrone (daughter), Deacon Fred Sambrone (son-in-law), Janine Dix (granddaughter), Nia, Nola and Nyla Dix (granddaughters), and the entire family of Archie Jackson. 



Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Regina Caeli (Queen of Heaven) Prayer

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
For he, whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
Has risen as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray: O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


Reading - 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10

Taken from the Office of the Dead in the Liturgy of the Hours.

We do not lose heart, because our inner being is renewed each day even though our body is being destroyed at the same time. The present burden of our trial is light enough, and earns for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. We do not fix our gaze on what is seen but on what is unseen. What is seen is transitory; what is unseen lasts forever.

Indeed, we know that when the earthly tent in which we dwell is destroyed we have a dwelling provided for us by God, a dwelling in the heavens, not made by hands but to last forever. We groan while we are here, even as we yearn to have our heavenly habitation envelop us. This it will, provided we are found clothed and not naked. While we live in our present tent we groan; we are weighed down because we do not wish to be stripped naked but rather to have the heavenly dwelling envelop us, so that what is mortal may be absorbed by life. God has fashioned us for this very thing and has given us the Spirit as a pledge of it.

Therefore we continue to be confident. We know that while we dwell in the body we are away from the Lord. We walk by faith, not by sight. I repeat, we are full of confidence and would much rather be away from the body and home with the Lord. This being so we make it our aim to please him whether we are with him or away from him. The lives of all of us are to be revealed before the tribunal of Christ so that each one may receive his recompense, good or bad, according to his life in the body.


Hail Mary


Hail Mary (three times)

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.



Taken from the Office of the Dead in the Liturgy of the Hours.


Let us pray to the all-powerful Father who raised Jesus from the dead and gives new life to our mortal bodies, and say to him: Lord, give us new life in Christ.

Father, through baptism we have been buried with your Son, and have risen with him in his resurrection, grant that we may walk in newness of life so that when we die, we may live with Christ for ever.

Lord, give us new life in Christ.

Provident Father, you have given us the living bread that has come down from heaven and which should always be eaten worthily, grant that we may eat this bread worthily and be raised up to eternal life on the last day.

Lord, give us new life in Christ.

Lord, you sent an angel to comfort your Son in his agony, give us the hope of your consolation when death draws near.

Lord, give us new life in Christ.

You delivered the three youths from the fiery furnace, free your faithful ones from the punishment they suffer for their sins.

Lord, give us new life in Christ.

God of the living and the dead, you raised Jesus from the dead, raise up those who have died and grant that we may share eternal glory with them.

Lord, give us new life in Christ.


Our Father

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


Luke 2:29-32 - Canticle of Simeon


Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.


"Lord, Now Let Thy Servant Go in Peace" (arranged by Grayson Warren Brown)


Concluding Prayer


Lord God,
you are the glory of believers
and the life of the just.
Your Son redeemed us
by dying and rising to life again.
Our brother Archie was faithful and believed in our own resurrection.
Give to him the joys and blessings
of the life to come.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.



Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.