Planning a Loved One’s Funeral
As a family faces the difficult time of the loss of a loved one. Our Consolation Ministry is available to help families with the planning, and is present at the funeral mass to guide the family during the liturgy.
Many families wish to plan the funeral liturgy for their loved one. When they make the arrangements with the local funeral director, the materials for planning are given to them at that time. The funeral home will also fax to our parish the details that the family has decided upon. There is a fee for the Church, the Organist and the Cantor, please check the parish office for the fee.
Planning Your Loved One’s Funeral liturgy for the Vigil.
During the funeral mass the family can choose the first and second readings that are proclaimed during the liturgy of the word. Should a family member or friend who is Catholic feel comfortable in doing one of the readings, they are encouraged to do so. Also included in this booklet are suggested hymns to be sung during the mass.
Please consider burial of your loved ones at one of the Diocese of San Jose's Catholic Cemetery.
Owned and operated by the Diocese of San Jose, the Catholic Cemeteries have been serving the Bay Area for over a century. The Catholic Cemeteries provide a sacred place for committal with reverent care. It is a place where your family can remember deceased loved ones in a peaceful and hope-filled setting.
The Catholic Cemeteries Staff is committed to:
* Serving families of the deceased with compassion
* Treating all people with dignity and respect
* Being sensitive to the diversity of culture and tradition surrounding death.
Visit our Catholic Cemeteries for burial. Call today for an appointment.
St. John the Baptist Cemetery
Gate of Heaven Cemetery