The death of a loved one is a very difficult time for a family, but it can also be a time full of grace. Our Parish has a team of Priests and Parishioners who are prepared to assist you in this time of separation and grief. The following guidelines may help you in the preparation of a funeral.

Funeral Mass Planning

Click below to start planning the Liturgy of your loved one. This is done once you have confirmed the funeral date with the Mortuary and Church.

To begin the funeral process, you will need to choose a mortuary - cemetery. Our Catholic mortuary - cemetery is:


Holy Cross Mortuary: (310) 836-5500

5835 W. Slauson Ave Culver City, CA 90230.

There are also other local mortuaries available.

The Mortuary and Parish will coordinate the date and time of Mass which is usually Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. Once the date is set, the Mortuary will confirm with your family the Liturgy arrangements. One of our Parish Staff members will contact your family to schedule a meeting with one of our Priests.

 Church parking lot is used as the school playground and is available for Parish use from 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

To accommodate your family, we recommend the

10:30 a.m. Mass time. Other times are available, but without the Church parking lot.


We recommend the family meet with one of our Priest so he can better understand the needs of your family. Meeting with one of our Priests is the first step in the healing process. During this meeting, you can ask any questions regarding the Liturgy.

Our Parish can provide a Deacon or a lay member of our Parish community to minister at the Vigil Service only if the Vigil is in a mortuary. Our Priests do not go to any mortuary.


We ask that you please fill out a Liturgy form that is available at the bottom of this page. You can submit this form once you have a confirmed date given by the mortuary. The formed can be filled out before or after your meeting with the Priest.

The Parish has no fixed fee for funerals, although families usually donate between $150 - $300. An envelope will be provided to your family if you would like to make a donation. At times, the mortuary may include a donation to the Church in your contract. When confirming your contract, please check what ‘Church donation’ means.

Please fill out this form if  you have additional questions

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