Vale Dr Bede Muller

Vale Dr Bede Muller

Vale Dr Bede Muller

DR BEDE MULLER, perhaps the oldest Old Joe in Australia and elsewhere, has been called to his eternal rest at the age of 96.

Our condolences to his sons Phillip and Leon, and the rest of his family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12 noon on 

Monday 11 October 2021 at 

St Ambrose’s Catholic Church

2 Burke Street

Concord West 

Attendance will be subject to prevailing Covid restrictions.

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Order of Service

Bede Muller – Mass of Thanksgiving

Requiem Mass  

for the repose of the soul of  Dr Bede Kenneth Muller  

11th October 1924 – 5th October 2021  

St Ambrose Catholic Church, Concord West  

Monday 11th October 2021, 12pm


Leon Muller 

Phillip Muller 

Abigail Corbett 

Entrance Hymn 

Amazing Grace 

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, 

That saved a wretch like me…. 

I once was lost but now am found, 

Was blind, but now, I see. 

T’was Grace that taught… 

my heart to fear. 

And Grace, my fears relieved. 

How precious did that Grace appear… 

the hour I first believed. 

Through many dangers, toils and snares… we have already come. 

T’was Grace that brought us safe thus far… and Grace will lead us home. 

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease,  

I shall possess within the veil,  

a life of joy and peace. 

When we’ve been there ten thousand years…  bright shining as the sun. 

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise… then when we’ve first begun.

The Introductory Rites  

Celebrant: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God  and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 

All: And with your spirit. 

Sprinkling of coffin with Holy Water 

Celebrant: In the waters of baptism, Bede died with Christ  and rose with him to new life.  

 May he now share with him eternal glory. 

Opening Prayer 

… Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy  

Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

All: Amen (Please be seated

Liturgy of the Word  

First Reading Elizabeth Coggan 

A reading from the Prophet Isaiah 

On this mountain,  

the Lord of host will prepare for all peoples 

a banquet of rich food. 

On this mountain, he will remove  

the morning veil covering all peoples,  

and the shroud enwrapping all nations, 

he will destroy Death for ever.  

The Lord will wipe away  

the tears from every cheek;  

he will take away his people’s shame 

everywhere on earth, 

for the Lord has said so. 

That day, it will be said: See, this is our God 

in whom we had hoped for salvation; 

the Lord is the one in whom we hoped. 

We exult and we rejoice  

that he has saved us. 

The word of the Lord.  

All: Thanks be to God. 

Responsorial Psalm (sung – choir)  

Response: The Lord is my light and my salvation 

The Lord is my light and my help; 

whom shall I fear? 

The Lord is the stronghold of my life; 

before whom shall I shrink? Response  

There is one thing that I ask of the Lord, 

for this I long, 

to live in the house of the Lord, 

all the days of my life, 

to savour the sweetness of the Lord, 

to behold his temple. Response 

O Lord, hear my voice when I call; 

have mercy and answer. 

It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; 

hide not your face. Response 

I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness 

in the land of the living. 

Hope in him, hold firm and take heart. 

Hope in the Lord! Response 

Second Reading Anusha Muller 

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians  

I want you to be happy, always happy in the Lord; I repeat, what I want is your  happiness. Let your tolerance be evident to everyone: the Lord is very near.  There is no need to worry, but if there is anything you need, pray for it, asking  God for it with prayer and thanksgiving, and that peace of God, which is so much  greater than we can understand, will guard your hearts and your thoughts, in Christ  Jesus. Finally, dear friends, fill your minds with everything that is true, everything  that is noble, everything that is good and pure, everything that we love and honour,  and everything that can be thought virtuous or worthy of praise. Keep doing all the  things that you have learnt from me, and have been taught by me, and have heard  or seen that I do. Then the God of peace will be with you.  


The word of the Lord. 

All: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation  

All: Alleluia, Alleluia,  

Alleluia, Alleluia! (Sung) 

Happy are those who die in the Lord.  

Let them rest from their cares for their 

good deeds go with them. 

Alleluia, Alleluia,  

Alleluia, Alleluia! (Sung) 


Celebrant: The Lord be with you. 

All: And with your spirit.  

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew  

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them,  saying: 

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. 

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. 

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. 

Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter  every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven”   

The Gospel of the Lord. 

All: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ. (Please be seated



General Intercessions  

Abigail Corbett 

Celebrant: Let us turn to Christ Jesus with confidence  

and faith in the power of his cross and resurrection: 

We give thanks for the love and support Bede has given us and the joy we have  shared in his life. We pray that our memories of him will always be a precious gift  that we will treasure and that we will continue to draw strength from them.  Lord hear us. 

All: Lord hear our prayer. 

We ask you to grant Bede peace in the company of those he loved who have gone  before him, especially his mother Thelma. Bring all our deceased family and  friends into the light that no darkness can overpower. May we all meet in joy with  you. 

Lord, hear us. 

All: Lord hear our prayer.  

We pray for Bede, May God receive him kindly, with generosity and forgiveness.  May he continue to inspire us, to intercede for us, and be there to welcome us, in  our turn, into eternal life.  

Lord, hear us. 

All: Lord hear our prayer. 

Celebrant: God our shelter and our strength, you listen in love to the needs of  your people, hear our prayers and grant us all the gift of eternal life. We ask this  through Christ our Lord. 

All: Amen

Liturgy of the Eucharist  

Offertory Procession – Isabella Pamintuan & Charlotte Coggan Invitation to Prayer 

Celebrant: Pray, brethren, 

that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, 

the almighty Father. (please stand)  

All: May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of  his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church. 



Celebrant: The Lord be with you  

All: And with your spirit. 

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts. 

All: We lift them up to the Lord. 

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

All: It is right and just. 


All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. 

Heaven and earth are full of your glory. 

Hosanna in the highest. 

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. 

Hosanna in the highest. (please kneel)  

Memorial Acclamation:  

When we eat this Bread and drink this cup, 

we proclaim your Death, O Lord, 

until you come again. 

Celebrant: Through him and with  him………. for ever and ever.  

All: Amen. (please stand


Celebrant: At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine   teaching, we dare to say: 

All: Our Father, Who art in heaven … 

Celebrant: Deliver us, Lord we pray from every evil . . . 

All: For the kingdom the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. 

Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be with you always.  

All: And with your spirit.  

All: Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world,  have mercy on us. 

 Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world,  have mercy on us. 

 Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world,  grant us peace. (please kneel)  

Celebrant: Behold the Lamb of God, 

 Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.  Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb. 

All: Lord, I am not worthy  

 that you should enter under my roof, 

 but only say the word 

 and my soul shall be healed.

Communion Hymn 

I am the Bread of Life 

I am the Bread of Life 

I am the bread of life. 

He who comes to me shall not hunger; he who believes in me shall not thirst. No one can come to me 

unless the Father draw him. 

And I will raise him up, 

and I will raise him up, 

and I will raise him up on the last day. 

The bread that I will give 

is my flesh for the life of the world, and he who eats of this bread, he shall live for ever, 

he shall live for ever. 

And I will raise him up, 

and I will raise him up, 

and I will raise him up on the last day. 

Unless you eat 

of the flesh of the Son of Man and drink of his blood, 

and drink of his blood, 

you shall not have life within you. 

And I will raise him up, 

and I will raise him up, 

and I will raise him up on the last day. 

I am the resurrection, 

I am the life. 

He who believes in me 

even if he die, 

he shall live for ever. 

And I will raise him up, 

and I will raise him up, 

and I will raise him up on the last day. 

Yes, Lord, I believe 

that you are the Christ, 

the Son of God, 

who has come 

into the world. 

And I will raise him up, 

and I will raise him up, 

and I will raise him up on the last day.

Final Commendation 

Celebrant: Saints of God, come to his aid.  

Hasten to meet him, angels of the Lord. 

All: Receive his soul and present him to God the most high. 

Celebrant: May Christ, who called you, take you to Himself. 

 May the angels lead you to Abraham’s side. 

All: Receive his soul and present him to God the most high. 

Celebrant: Give him eternal rest, O Lord, 

 and may your light shine on him forever. 

All: Receive his soul and present him to God the most high. 

Recessional Hymn 

How Great Thou Art 

And when I think of God, His Son not  

O Lord my God 

When I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds  

thy hands have made  

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,  

Thy power throughout the universe  displayed 


Then sings my soul, 

My saviour God, to thee, 

How great thou art,  

How great thou art (repeat) 


Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it  in;  

That on the cross, my burden gladly  bearing  

He bled and died, to take away my sin 

When Christ shall come, with shout of  acclamation, and take me home What joy shall fill my heart  

Then I shall bow 

With humble adoration  

And then proclaim: My God 

How great Thou art

At the conclusion of Mass, Bede will be transported for private cremation. Please join us to share our memories and refreshments at the family home at 5 Victoria Ave, Concord West 

Our family would like to thank you for your prayers, expressions of sympathy, thoughtfulness  and friendship during this time of sadness. They are greatly appreciated. 

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