"Lord, for your faithful people, life is changed, not ended"
Firstly, let us offer our sincere condolences to you and your loved ones. As a family of faith, our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. The information here is a practical extension of our desire to support and assist you as you travel through the days ahead. The planning and preparations you make in the coming days will provide a fitting opportunity to thank God for your loved one, and for the love and mercy God has shown to them; to pray for the repose of their soul, and offer consolation and hope to the surviving family and friends.
At a Christian funeral, we gather around the table of the Eucharist, around Jesus, and the loved one we have lost, all gathered around the Lord. Your beloved is now closer to the Lord, enjoying a closer union with the Lord which we also hope to share more fully. We are already beginning to share more fully in that future eternal union around the Lord every time we celebrate the Eucharist. In that sense we are still united with our loved ones. We are still united with them, but united with them in a new, deeper, more spiritual sense. In every Mass, we, the living, are united with the dead around the Lord. We, living in the present, are united with those who have attained what we hope for. We are all, living and dead, united around Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
Please contact the Parish Office (619.582.3716) for current information on funerals.
"I can never lose one whom I have loved unto the end; one to whom my soul cleaves so firmly that it can never be separated does not go away but only goes before." St. Bernard of Clairvaux
A PARISH OF THE DIOCESE OF SAN DIEGO
6400 Saint Therese Way, San Diego, CA 92120-3014