March 23, 2020  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is committed to safely caring for families during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by providing essential services to address families’ immediate needs under the current temporary limitations while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.

“We understand the disruption and pain that this may cause our patron families during these trying times and we want to assure our community of faith that we will continue to treat each family with dignity and respect,” said Doug Farruggia, COO Cemeteries & Mortuaries. “Our team is committed to returning to normal operations as soon as it is safe to do so, until then we will follow federal, state and local recommendations to ensure that our locations are safe for our staff and the families that we serve.”

In accordance with the guidance from the CDC and governmental officials regarding public gatherings, all Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will be temporarily closed for regular visitation and non-essential business matters until further notice. There will be a limit of two family members allowed to make funeral or cemetery arrangements and all services will be limited to a maximum of 10 people.

The 11 Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries locations in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will focus efforts on serving the immediate needs of families by providing graveside services, cremation services, private family viewings and phone arrangements.

About Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries

Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries are a ministry of the Church serving the faithful of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as a provider of a resting place on holy ground with 11 locations in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. To learn more please visit


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