Rite of Final Commendation for an Infant

The ‘Rite of Final Commendation for an Infant’ may be used in the case of a stillborn or a newborn infant who dies shortly after birth.

This short rite of prayer is intended to help bring comfort to the parents and to entrust the infant to God.

It is a model which can be adapted by the minister.  It may be used in a hospital, place of birth, or at the time of the committal of the body.

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Rite of Final Commendation for an Infant