Funerals and Memorial Masses
When a loved one has died, we offer consolation and guidance to the family members in planning a funeral or memorial liturgy. This is best done in person, and appointments are made by contacting funeral coordinator Lee Hulburt. Funerals are most often held Mondays through Wednesdays, schedule permitting. We can coordinate the time of funeral with some flexibility, especially if advance arrangements have been made. Please contact us anytime, especially if a death is imminent, to begin the liturgy planning process.
COVID-19 Modifications ~ rev. February 8, 2021
While the COVID limitations continue to fluctuate in San Diego County, as of February 8th, we may offer funeral and memorial Masses inside the church, with a 25% limited capacity or under 90 people. Social distancing among guests and family not from the same household is implied. Masks must be worn over nose and mouth throughout the funeral, for anyone over the age of 2 years. To encourage smaller gatherings, Saint Brigid staff are able to livestream and record the funeral, for those family members and friends who cannot travel or should remain isolated for their health. Unfortunately, we are not able to host funeral receptions at this time. For all funeral inquiries, please email our funeral director, [email protected], or call 858-483-3030 x 117, to discuss your family's needs further.
If preferred (weather permitting), we may alternatively offer very small private family funerals outside, in our Ministry Center courtyard. Courtyard funerals are limited to 20 people or less, and social distancing is required, including the wearing of masks at all times, for those aged 2 years and up. Other funeral rite options are available, such as a simple graveside committal, for families desiring to proceed with the burial or interment of their loved one, while delaying a memorial Mass for when it is safer to do so.
|“‘If one member suffers in the body of Christ which is the Church, all the members suffer with that member” (1 Cor 12:26). For this reason, those who are baptized into Christ and nourished at the same table of the Lord are responsible for one another…So too when a member of Christ’s Body dies, the faithful are called to a ministry of consolation to those who have suffered the loss of one whom they love.” - Order of Christian Funerals, no. 8|