• What to Expect During a Catholic Interment Service

    San Mateo Funeral

    If you are attending or planning a Catholic funeral service, you may have questions about the Interment. Interment is just one part of Catholic funerals, but it is one of the most significant aspects, as it involves the burial and final blessing. Here is what you can expect during Interment at Catholic funeral services.

    The Catholic Interment service is known as the rite of committal. It encompasses the burial services—or in the case of cremation, Interment in a columbarium or mausoleum—and prayers offered in honor of the deceased. It usually takes place at the site of Interment, where attendees usually travel after funeral services in the funeral home or church. The priest leading the ceremony will bless the site of Interment and the body or cremains of the deceased before all attendees join together in saying a final “Our Father” to end the service.

    Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is adept at planning funerals that honor all traditions, including Catholic funerals in San Mateo. For funeral planning assistance and more information about Catholic funeral services, please call (650) 349-4411.

  • What to Expect During a Catholic Interment Service

    Catholic Funeral San Mateo

    If you are attending or planning a Catholic funeral service, you may have questions about the interment. Interment is just one part of Catholic funerals, but it is one of the most significant aspects, as it involves the burial and final blessing. Here is what you can expect during interment at Catholic funeral services.

    The Catholic interment service is known as the rite of committal. It encompasses the burial services—or in the case of cremation, interment in a columbarium or mausoleum—and prayers offered in honor of the deceased. It usually takes place at the site of interment, where attendees usually travel after funeral services in the funeral home or church. The priest leading the ceremony will bless the site of interment and the body or cremains of the deceased before all attendees join together in saying a final “Our Father” to end the service.

    Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is adept at planning funerals that honor all traditions, including Catholic funerals in San Mateo. For funeral planning assistance and more information about Catholic funeral services, please call (650) 349-4411.

  • A Look at Catholic Funeral Traditions

    Planning a Catholic funeral is slightly different than funeral planning in other religions. There are certain traditions that have been upheld in Catholic funeral ceremonies throughout history.

    If your deceased loved one was an active member in a Catholic church, or expressed a desire for a Catholic funeral, watch this video to learn more about Catholic funeral traditions. Licensed funeral director Steve Spann offers advice on finding a funeral home or cemetery that can respect and adhere to the proper religious traditions.

    At Skylawn Memorial Park, we provide burial, cremation, and funeral services to the San Mateo community. Our compassionate staff has experience planning funerals that adhere to the specific cultural and religious needs of our visitors. For more information about funeral planning, visit our website, or call us today at (650) 445-0953.

  • A Look at Catholic Funeral Rites

    If you have lost a loved one who belonged to the Catholic faith, you may be tasked with providing a Catholic funeral for him. A funeral home in San Mateo can help you arrange the specific rites for the deceased.

    Catholic funerals typically have three components: vigil service, funeral liturgy, and rite of committal. The vigil service gives friends and family members the opportunity to gather and commemorate a lost loved one. This part of a funeral ceremony might include praying for the deceased and reciting sections of the Bible. The funeral liturgy is a worship service that may include a formal Mass. Burial services typically include a rite of committal, which is the last part of Catholic funeral rites. At the cemetery, loved ones can say their goodbyes and final prayers for the deceased.

    Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park can help you put together a funeral service that reflects your faith and cultural traditions. To speak with one of our associates about our funeral home services, call (650) 445-0953. You can also go to our website to see our customizable funeral, cremation, and burial services.