Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services of San José is a charitable organization serving the Diocese of San José. As a ministry of the Catholic Church, we provide cemetery services, as well as educational outreach to parishes and caregiver organizations.
Our mission is to provide guidance and wisdom on end of-life services. While we do charge for our services in what has become a very commercial industry, we are committed as a charity to offer innovative programs that provide financial assistance, free options, and programs to meet the needs of our faith community.
“Our Catholic funeral tradition affirms our belief in the communion of saints and our trust in Jesus’ promise of everlasting life. Burying of the dead is one of the Corporal Works of Mercy, incumbent upon every Christian. The Church’s rituals enable us to honor our dearly departed with solemn and tender devotion. Our Catholic Cemeteries provide us with a gathering place on holy ground where the living can prayerfully remember those who have gone before us awaiting the Resurrection to eternal life.
-Bishop Oscar Cantú
Pastoral Outreach and Prayer for Bereaved Families
Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS) is here to help bereaved Catholic families suffering the loss of a loved one. Too often, that suffering is combined with physical and social isolation, and the Church has a chance to fill the void of loss with faith and compassion. Our qualified Pastoral Ministers will make contact with our recently bereaved families, offering prayer, consolation, and comfort to those in a time of suffering.
Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS) offers at no charge, to anyone, of any faith, who has cremated remains at home or is considering scattering, the dignified committal of the remains at any of our cemeteries. The committal will occur at the All Souls Remembrance Crypt and then the remains will be permanently interred within the consecrated grounds of the Catholic Cemetery.
Mother Teresa firmly believed that love begins at home and that we should reach out to those in need in our family first, then our community, our country and our world. It is in this spirit that CFCS created the Mother Teresa Program that allows the poor and destitute in our community to receive sacred and dignified cemetery services.
Mother Teresa proclaimed “I want you to find the poor here, right in your own home... love begins at home.” In our community there are many in need; over 20%* of Californians live below the poverty line. * US Census SPM 2009-2015
With the Mother Teresa Program, Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS) of San José is able to give back to the community by ensuring that those in need in our community receive sacred and dignified cemetery services.
As a charitable organization, CFCS assists families in sharing this most meaningful experience with family and friends.
CFCS allows family members who choose cremation to be buried in an existing family grave or crypt.
A new program bringing families together when cremation is the preferred choice.
Transform an existing grave or crypt into a family plot and create a place of remembrance for generations to come.
CFCS makes end of life services more affordable so that everyone in the community can have a dignified and sacred resting place.
This program provides caring cemetery financial support for those who have suffered the loss of a child. The program also provides sacred interment services in the Order of Christian Funerals, for hospitals within the community, for the death of an unborn child at any of our Catholic Cemeteries.
CFCS, a ministry of the Diocese of San José, offering a variety of burial options with your financial preference in mind. For Immediate Care and Program Rules, please call to speak with a Family Service Advisor.
Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS) is a charitable organization founded in faith and dedicated to providing education, support and affordable professional services.