We are never ready for the death of a loved one. At Saint Bonaventure Church it is our hope to ease your burden by offering the following information to help you plan the liturgy for your loved one who has passed to eternal life.
St. Bonaventure has a bereavement team to help with your planning decisions at this difficult time. They understand the sense of loss and unspoken and unidentifiable feelings you are experiencing. They will assist with the planning of the funeral, offer to make phone calls for you and help in any other way that is useful.
When a loved one dies or death is impending it is very important to notify the church first before making other funeral plans. If your loved one is to be cremated – cremation takes a minimum of 5 days to obtain the ashes. If you are planning a funeral, please contact the parish office at (714) 846-3359.For a complete list of important information in funeral planning, please see Funeral Planning below.
The following is necessary information when planning your loved ones funeral:
If it is expected there would an abundance of flowers you may want to have a charity in mind in lieu of flowers.
One approximately 8 x 10 and a small one for the memory board.
If deceased is to be cremated – cremation takes a minimum of 5 days to obtain the ashes.
NOTE: Bereavement Ministers may offer to make phone calls for the family or help in any other way that is useful.
For information about Cemeteries