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Follow along at home: Download the Ted Kennedy funeral program

Here's the official program distributed to attendees at Ted Kennedy's funeral in Mission Hill, courtesy of the Kennedy family. Or click through AFTER THE JUMP to get the updates the press is receiving from inside the church. 

DOWNLOAD: Ted Kennedy funeral program [.pdf] 

Scroll all the way down for the full funeral program with "guidance notes" from the Kennedy office. Press pool reports are being provided by the Boston Globe

PRESS POOL REPORT #3 (3 pm): It was a drizzly day in Boston, breaking out into a downpour as dignitaries filed out of the service and onto buses to carry them back to cars.

The room was brightly lit, with visitors filing in through ornate wooden doors. There was a leather-bound guestbook near the entrance. Umbrellas and rain jackets were stuffed under the pews.

Patrick Kennedy walked up and down the pews before the service began, talking with and hugging congregants.

During silence of communion prayers, rain could be heard pattering outside.

There was incense spread as the casket was carried out of the sanctuary, and with the congregation loudly singing, "America the Beautiful." Vicki Kennedy stood next to Cardinal Sean O'Malley for several minutes on the way out.

List of those spotted:

President Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
Former president George W. Bush
Former president Bill Clinton
Former president Jimmy Carter
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Former vice president Al Gore
Former vice president Walter Mondale
Former vice president Dan Quayle
Senator Orrin Hatch
Senator Christopher Dodd
Senator John McCain
Senator John Kerry
Senator Susan Collins
Senator Olympia Snowe
Senator Harry Reid
Senator Judd Gregg
Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Al Franken
CIA Director Leon Panetta
Attorney General Eric Holder
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Housing and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Energy Secretary Henry Chu
First Lady Michelle Obama
Former First Lady Laura Bush
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Former Senator Tom Daschle
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley
US Representative Barney Frank
US Representative Stephen Lynch
US Representative Jesse Jackson III
US Representative William Delahunt
US Representative Ed Markey
US Representative John Lewis
Former Senator John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth
Martin Meehan, former US Representative and chancellor of UMass-Lowell
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowan
Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Shaun Woodward, secretary of state for Northern Ireland
Martin McGuinness, deputy first minister for the Northern Ireland Assembly
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley
Actor Jack Nicholson
Singer Tony Bennett
Joan Kennedy
Former Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell
Jesse Jackson Jr
Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill
Singer Placido Domingo
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
Keith Motley, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts
Robert Travaglini, former president of the Massachusetts Senate
James Aloisi, Massachusetts secretary of transportation
Steve Grossman, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and
Democratic party in Massachusetts
Jack Wilson, president of the University of Massachusetts
Charles R. Stith, founder and director of Boston University's African
Presidential Archives and Research Center and former ambassador to Tanzia
Nadav Tamir, Israeli consul general for New England
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry
Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino
Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner
Stephen Pagliuca, managing partner and executive committee member of the
Boston Celtics; managing director of Bain Capital Partners
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich
David Gregory, moderator of "Meet the Press"
Peter Meade, president and CEO of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the
US Senate
Hubie Jones, longtime civil rights advocate and dean emeritus of the Boston
University School of Social Work
John Walsh, Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar
Eugene Rivers, minister in Boston
Paul Begalla
Gwin Ifil
Tom Brokaw
Boston City Council President Michael Ross
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo
Massachusetts President Therese Murray
Former Massachusetts Senate President Bill Bulger
Va. Senator Mark Warner
Chris Gabrielli, Massachusetts venture capitalist and former gubernatorial

PRESS POOL REPORT #2 (11 am): As the casket was carried down center aisle soft smell of incense filled the sanctuary. Military officers carried the casket and it was
silent. Only sound when they left was one officer saying "Hup. Hup. Hup. Hup" to keep pace. Pews are packed. Men and women with earpieces line the walls

PRESS POOL REPORT #1: The bottom panels of the church's stained glass windows are cracked open and there's several large steel fans. Also a few fans on ceiling are on high. Crowd grew quiet once Kennedy family started walking in, with the only sounds being soft organ music and a few fans. All former presidents came in back left door. Crowd rose when Obama entered up front.


7:00 a.m.                     Guests begin arriving at church via bus

9:55 a.m.                    CODEL arrives from the JFK Library.                            

Codel: 58 Senators, 21 former members, Secretary Salazar, 6 officers of the Senate

10:00 a.m.                   Music begins

MOZART Clarinet Quintet: Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Malcolm Lowe, violin; Alexander Velinzon, violin; Cathy Basrak, viola; Mihail Jojatu, cello; William R. Hudgins, clarinet

10:05 a.m.                   Extended Kennedy family arrives

10:10 a.m.                   Distinguished visitors are seated

10:15 a.m.                   The President, Vice President and former Presidents seated                                   

10:20 a.m.                   Mrs. Vicki Kennedy and Immediate Family arrive

Honorary pall bearers greet family outside church: Melody Barnes, Honorable Justice Stephen Breyer, David Burke, Ranny Cooper, Greg Craig, Senator John C. Culver, Stephanie Cutter, Congressman William Delahunt, Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Ken Feinberg, Lee Fentress, Wyche Fowler, Tim Hanan, Claude Hooton, Dr. Larry Horowitz, Senator John F. Kerry, Paul G. Kirk, Jr., Kathy Kruse, Nick Littlefield, Congressman Edward Markey, Eric Mogilnicki, Michael Myers, Carey Parker, Honorable Edmund Reggie, Senator Donald W. Riegle, Dr. Larry Ronan, Senator James Sasser, Robert Shrum, Barbara Souliotis

10:30 a.m.                   Funeral Procession Begins

Entrance Hymn: “Holy God We Praise Thy Name”


His Eminence Sean P. Cardinal O’Malley, OFM CAP, Archbishop of Boston; Fr. J. Donald Monan, S.J., Chancellor, Boston College.

Guidance note: Former President of Boston College and Kennedy family friend. Fr. Monan is the principle celebrant of the funeral mass.

Fr. Gerry Creedon, Pastor, Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Arlington, Virginia.       

Guidance note: Longtime Kennedy family friend and concelebrant of the funeral mass.

Fr. Percival D’ Silva, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kensington, Maryland.

Guidance note: Kennedy family friend and priest that performed the Blessed Sacraments for Caroline and Curran Raclin while at The Blessed Sacrament church in Northwest Washington, D.C. Fr. D’Silva is a concelebrant of the funeral mass.

Rev. Mark R. Hession, Our Lady of Victory, Centerville, Masssachusetts.                                               

Guidance note: Senator and Mrs. Kennedy’s priest on Cape Cod and close friend. Fr. Hession offered mass for Senator Kennedy nearly every Sunday this year. Fr. Hession is a concelebrant of the funeral mass.

Rev. Donald MacMillian, Chaplain, Boston College. Guidance note: Family friend, who frequently celebrated mass for Senator Kennedy. Concelebrant of funeral mass.

Very Rev. Raymond Collins, C.SS.R. Pastor, Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Pall bearers:

Kara Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., Patrick J. Kennedy, G. Curran Raclin, Jr., Caroline R. Raclin, Caroline Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Christopher Lawford, Ed Michael Reggie, Bobby Shriver, Stephen E. Smith, Jr.

Immediate family:

Mrs. Victoria Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Jr., Kiki Kennedy, Teddy Kennedy, II, Kiley Kennedy, Kara Kennedy, Max Kennedy, Grace Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy, Caroline Raclin, Curran Raclin, Edmund and Doris Reggie, Mrs. Jean Kennedy Smith, William Kennedy Smith, Mrs. Ethel Kennedy 

First Reading: Curran Raclin, the Senator’s stepson
Old Testament, The Book of Wisdom 3:1-9

Responsorial Psalm: Kara Kennedy
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 72

Second Reading: Caroline Raclin, the Senator’s stepdaughter
New Testament, Letter of Paul to the
Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39

Gospel: Father Hession
Matthew 25:31-32A, 34-40

The Prayers of the Faithful:    (Guidance note:  readers will be reading excerpts of the Senator’ own words)

Kiki Kennedy, Kiley Kennedy, Grace Allen, Max Allen, Jack Schlossberg, Robin Lawford, Kym Smith, Anthony Shriver, Rory Kennedy, Teddy M. Kennedy II

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Offertory: The Senator’s grandchildren

At Offertory:                          
J.S. BACH Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 6
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

At Communion:                      

FRANCK “Panis Angelicus”
Placido Domingo, tenor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
James David Christie, organ

BRAHMS  “Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee”
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Oliver, conductor
James David Christie, organ

SHUBERT “Ave Maria”
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
James David Christie, organ


Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Patrick J. Kennedy


President Barack Obama

Final Commendation:            
His Eminence Sean P. Cardinal O’Malley
Archbishop of Boston


“America the Beautiful"

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