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Embracing New Traditions

Cremation is a practice that has been accepted by the Catholic Church for over 50 years. While traditional burial is preferred, as Christ was buried in the tomb, the Catholic Church offers two options when choosing cremation. In the Catholic Tradition, a funeral enables family and friends to join together in a celebration of faith to remember the life of a loved one who has passed. It is preferred that the body of the deceased is present for the vigil and funeral services; however, it is possible to have a memorial service with the cremated remains present.

To respect the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit, the Church teaches that cremated remains should be kept together (not scattered or divided) and preferably interred in the consecrated grounds of a Catholic Cemetery. The cemeteries offer sacred places for the living to memorialize their loves ones, with a variety of burial choices including personalized glass front niches and beautiful cremation burial sites.

Our CFCS Cremation Services

Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services of the Diocese of Oakland (CFCS ) offers a variety of cremation choices, from a simple gathering to a traditional ceremony. Our experienced and dedicated staff can guide you in selecting services to suit your family’s needs.

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  • The cost of cremation varies based on the services selected. CFCS cremation services range from the affordable basic cremation plan, to more inclusive full-service plans.
  • Free interment option for cremated remains with our All Souls Remembrance Program.
  • We suggest that you plan in advance for your funeral and cemetery arrangements.
  • Reduce the stress on your family, keep expenses manageable, and allow family and friends the opportunity to gather at an important time
  • We also offer programs for financial assistance to those in need through our many Mission Programs.

Traditional Cremation Plan

Vigil/Visitation, Funeral Mass at Parish or Funeral Service at Funeral Center or Church, Committal

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    • Basic services of Funeral Director and staff
    • Transfer of remains to Funeral Center (Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
    • Use of facilities and staff for one day visitation including vigil
    • Use of facilities and staff for Funeral Mass at parish or service at Funeral Center or church, committal at cemetery
    • Refrigeration (up to 96 hours)
    • Embalming
    • Dressing, casketing and cosmetizing
    • Funeral coach (hearse)
    • Utility/flower vehicle
    • Crucifix (if applicable)
    • Cremation
    • Memorial package

Visitation Cremation Plan

Includes Same Day Visitation/Committal

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    • Basic services of Funeral Director and staff
    • Transfer of remains to Funeral Center (Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
    • Use of facilities and staff for same day two-hour visitation at Funeral Center, committal at cemetery.
    • Refrigeration (up to 96 hours)
    • Embalming
    • Dressing, casketing and cosmetizing
    • Funeral coach (hearse)
    • Utility/flower vehicle
    • Crucifix (if applicable)
    • Cremation

Memorial Service Cremation Plan

Includes Special Viewing, Cremation andMemorial Service, Committal at Cemetery

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    • Basic services of Funeral Director and staff
    • Transfer of remains to Funeral Center (Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
    • Use of facilities and staff for identification/special viewing
    • Use of facilities and staff for a memorial service at the Church or Chapel, committal at cemetery
    • Refrigeration (up to 96 hours)
    • Funeral coach (hearse)
    • Utility/flower vehicle
    • Crucifix (if applicable)
    • Cremation

Direct Cremation Plan

Without Visitation or Viewing

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    • Basic services of Funeral Director and staff
    • Transfer of remains to Funeral Center (Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
    • Refrigeration (up to 96 hours)
    • Cremation

Cremation Caskets and Urns

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    Selecting a cremation casket or urn is a very personal decision that reflects the unique taste of the individual. At CFCS we understand the various needs of our community and offer a wide variety of caskets and urns that can help you make your decision. Whether you are interested in advanced planning or in need of immediate assistance, we are here to guide you through your selection process.

    Cremation Caskets
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    Add a special touch...

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      Embroidered Tribute Panels
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      LifeSymbols® Corners
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      LifeStories™ Medallions
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      MemorySafe® Drawer
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      Memorial Record™ System
    Cremation Urns
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