"The Funeral Guidelines for the Diocese of San Bernardino are the fruit of consultation with other dioceses and with our parishes, priests, diocesan offices and the Presbyteral Council. They were born from a need to provide clearer instructions regarding funeral practices at a time when fewer Catholics are choosing to have funeral rites and when society as a whole is bringing more 'innovations' into the celebration of vigils, funerals and gravesides. Unfortunately, some families are even choosing not to have any kind of funeral service."
"The guidelines were developed to support you as you plan funeral services with the family of the deceased and local mortuaries."
- Bishop Gerald R. Barnes, Letter introducing Diocesan guidelines, Jan. 10, 2014
Our faith teaches us that at the conclusion of our earthly days we continue our journey with God in eternal life. Our Lady Queen of Peace cemetery is a place where family and friends can continue to celebrate the life of a loved one who has gone to their eternal rest.
"...whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die."
"It is sown a natural body,; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one."
1 Cor. 15:44
"For those who die in Christ's grace it is a participation in the death of the Lord, so that they can also share his Resurrection."
Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1006