PLANNING A FUNERAL

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)

 

For Catholics, death is not the end of life but the fulfillment of new birth begun at Baptism and the eternal reward of being at home with the Lord.  While those left behind grieve the death of a loved one, Jesus has promised “they shall be comforted.” 

 

Click here for information about options available for a Catholic funeral or memorial service according to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Here at St. Joseph Church, we help family members plan a liturgical celebration in our Church that will be a commemoration of the loved one’s earthly life and a proclamation of their entrance into eternal life.

 

Please contact the Funeral Director/Mortuary Office first for a funeral or memorial service, and inform them that you would like to have your loved one’s funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, allowing the mortuary and St. Joseph Church to communicate. We must confirm that the parish calendar is open for the funeral date you choose with the mortuary for your loved one.