Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS) proudly offers both funeral and cemetery services, all under the guidance of the Diocese of Oakland. Families can take care of all their needs in a single visit, with CFCS coordinating the arrangements with the Church, priest, staff, and family.
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. With the promise of everlasting life and the hope of Resurrection in Christ, a Catholic funeral commemorates the journey of the individual from baptism to redemption. A funeral is a time to share the memories of a loved one and support family and friends.
Three distinct rites are provided at the time of the funeral. Each rite serves an important purpose in guiding our family and friends through loss, grief and the journey of healing. While all Catholic funerals share a similar format, the celebration of remembrance of the loved one is unique and personal to the individual’s life. Just as every individual is unique, so is every funeral.
Vigil & Visitation
The Vigil is often the first time family, friends and community members gather for prayer and support, in remembrance of a treasured life. The service is held at a parish church or funeral home. Through prayer, scripture, song, and stories, the deceased is remembered and celebrated. It is a time to give strength to the grieving and faith to trust in the promise of eternal life.
The Funeral Mass is the principle celebration of the Catholic funeral, where family and friends join to reaffirm that life has not ended. It is the memorial of Christ s sacrifice, and is a reminder that we are one with Christ in life, death and Resurrection. The mass is celebrated in the Church with the body present. At this time family and friends give thanks and prepare to part with the deceased.
The Committal is the final service and time of interment. With a short invitation, scripture verse and prayer, family and friends are guided in the challenging process of letting go. Through the comfort and promise of everlasting life, the deceased are left in their peaceful resting place.
Our CFCS Funeral Services
As a ministry of the Diocese of Oakland, Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services is here to support you in making informed decisions for an immediate need or planning in advance. We pride ourselves on providing quality services and personal attention to all families.
CFCS offers affordable Funeral, Mortuary and Cremation services all under the guidance of the Diocese of Oakland. Families can take care of all of their funeral needs in a single visit. We offer a wide variety of funeral and cremation plans, caskets & urns, and modern facilities and chapels to meet the needs of our community.
We also offer programs for financial assistance to those in need through many of our Mission Programs.
CFCS offers four funeral plans to best meet the needs of our faith community. We are here to guide you through this process and to ensure that are your wishes are fulfilled. See the information below on our funeral plans. Contact us with any questions or to schedule a meeting with one of our advisors to learn more.
Traditional Funeral Plan
Vigil/Visitation, Funeral Mass at Parish or Funeral Service at Funeral Center or Church, Committal.
Selecting a casket 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 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.