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.
Preparing for the Funeral Mass
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. 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 confirm all the details.
We ask that you please fill out a Liturgy form. You can submit this form once you have a confirmed date given by the mortuary. The form can be filled out before or after your meeting with the Priest. All our Liturgies are celebrated indoor.
Rite of Committal
A Sacramental is the invocation of God through anyone baptized. This means that the grace put forth by God is more dependent on the disposition of the person performing an act. The Rite of Committal is the family’s time to pray in faith and give their final prayers before internment. A Parish Priest can assist with this Rite.
The Parish donation is $300. At times, the mortuary may include a donation to the Church in your contract. When confirming your contract, please check what ‘Church donation’ means. There is an additional $150.00 donation for music during the Mass.