If you have recently lost a loved one please contact the Church office (562) 698-0107.
If you have a loved one in danger of death please call the Church office immediately (562) 698-0107 so there is time for a Priest to come and administer the anointing of the sick, hear confession and your loved one can receive Holy Communion.
Funeral Masses and Memorials
Through Baptism, a Catholic begins their faith journey with the belief that death is not the end nor does it break the bonds forged in life. Since the Mass is the central source and summit of our faith, Catholic Funerals generally include Mass. The Mass is planned to incorporate the wishes of the deceased and provide opportunity for loved ones to reflect. Funerals are normally held at St. Marys Church in Whittier, CA at 11:30am, Monday through Friday, allowing time for burial after the Mass.
Pre-planning a Funeral Service
Pre-planning a funeral service ensures the wishes of the deceased are known and lessens the stress on the family when making decisions. The following forms will guide you through the decisions needed to be made for a Catholic funeral service. Funeral Preference provides a place to record Mortuary contact information, type of service and burial, and Church contact information. Funeral Preferences II guides you through decisions for the mortuary. Liturgy Preference is a guide to help select readings and music and ways to include family and friends in the service. There is also a list of Funeral Readings and a Music list of appropriate songs for a Catholic service.
If you have any questions when filling out the forms please call the church at (562) 698-0107.