Funerals and Memorial Services

“Out of death into life” 

For Catholics death is not the end of life but the fulfillment of new birth begun at Baptism and the eternal reward of being at home with the Lord.  While those left behind grieve the death of a loved one, Jesus has promised “they shall be comforted.” 

Here at American Martyrs we help family members plan a liturgical celebration in our Church that will be a commemoration of the loved one’s earthly life and a proclamation of their entrance into eternal life. Our funeral liturgy team guides the family in the selection of Scripture for the Liturgy of the Word, and in choosing prayers, songs, and environment that reflects the life of their loved one. 

We also have a Bereavement Support Group and individual support through our Stephen Ministry to support people through the grieving process for as long as needed.

Please contact the Rectory Office, 310-545-5651, to reserve the Church for a funeral or memorial service and they will assign a bereavement minister to assist you at this difficult time.