Funerals at St. Francis
We first extend our sympathy to you for the loss that has led you to seek this information.
The clergy of this parish endeavor to be sensitive to the varying pastoral needs of those who request the services of the church at the time of death - whether they are members of this parish or not.
If you wish to contact the Vicar or the Church Office please feel free to do so. 805-526-5141. firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Liturgy for the Dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all its meaning in the Resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too shall be raised. The Liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy. This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn."
Book of Common Prayer, page 507