All the sacraments, and principally those of Christian initiation, have as their goal the last Passover of the child of God which, through death, leads him into the life of the Kingdom. Then what he confessed in faith and hope will be fulfilled: "I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come."
The mission of Catholic Funeral Ministry is to provide the family and others with compassionate support in planning either the Rite of Christian Burial or a Memorial Liturgy to honor and celebrate the life of a deceased loved one.
If you are interested in volunteering or if a loved one who has been called home by God, and you need to schedule a funeral or memorial service, please call and schedule a meeting with us.
Contact : Fr. Saju Joseph, Pastor (Tel: 408-629-3030 x 108) or the Parish Office.
Funeral masses and memorial services can be arranged either directly by the family or by the funeral home on behalf of the family. Prior to the service, family members should participate in a meeting with the funeral coordinator to discuss logistics such as liturgy, music, flowers and schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does the deceased need to be Catholic?
A. The funeral mass is given for anyone, but that person needs to be married to or married into a family that is Catholic or that one parent is Catholic. Anyone can receive a memorial service, although the service has elements of a traditionally Catholic celebration.
Q. What is the cost the service?
A. The cost is $250 but it is usually paid through the funeral home, who then charges the family. Music and flowers are not included in this cost.