Beloved, we are now children of God.
Here at Saint Bernard Catholic Community, we understand how emotional planning a funeral can be. We offer our assistance by helping you in the religious planning of your loved one’s funeral.
The first step would be to contact the mortuary of your choice. All Souls in Long Beach is a Catholic cemetery & mortuary. We also work with other mortuaries in the area.
The mortuary will contact our office to schedule a date and time for mass. Once services have been scheduled, a bereavement minister from St. Bernard will contact you in planning the funeral mass.
Our bereavement minister will schedule a date and time to meet before the services. We suggest inviting your loved ones who will be a part of the planning, or participate in the mass. This is also an opportunity to gather and talk of wonderful memories of your loved one, and plan the eulogy and go over the liturgical readings.
Due to health guidelines, all masses are currently celebrated outdoors. This includes funeral services. A memorial mass can also be celebrated at a later time once the restrictions have been lifted and services can be celebrated inside the church.
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