EWTN Catholic Q&A
Solemn Mass
Question from Cherie Bamrick on 04-12-2005:

What is the difference between a Solemn Funeral Mass and a Requiem Funeral Mass?

Answer by Colin B. Donovan, STL on 04-12-2005:

All one need say is a Requiem Mass or a Funeral Mass, not Requiem Funeral Mass. Solemn just means that it is done with more solemn ceremony.