Catholic Cemeteries have played a vital role in Southern California since the time of the Spanish Missions.  Today, Catholic Cemeteries of Los Angeles operates 11 cemeteries, six mortuaries and a Cathedral mausoleum that serve the Archdiocese of Los Angeles: 

---All Souls Cemetery and Mortuary, Long Beach.

---Assumption Cemetery, Simi Valley.

---Calvary Cemetery, Santa Barbara.

---Calvary Cemetery and Mortuary, East Los Angeles.

---Good Shepherd Cemetery, Lancaster.

---Holy Cross Cemetery, Pomona.

---Holy Cross Cemetery and Mortuary, Culver City.

---Queen of Heaven Cemetery and Mortuary, Rowland Heights.

---Resurrection Cemetery, Montebello.

---San Fernando Mission Cemetery and Mission Hills Mortuary, Mission Hills.

---Santa Clara Cemetery and Mortuary, Oxnard.

---Mausoleum at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Each cemetery annually holds special Memorial Day and All Souls celebrations.

Additionally, Catholic Cemeteries offers a comprehensive eight-week Bereavement Training Program for Catholic clergy, religious, hospital, hospice and laypeople.

The program, which requires a strong attendance commitment, is designed to help create the basis for a Bereavement Team in each parish in the archdiocese. To that end, it is recommended that five or more persons from each parish attend --- people who will commit themselves in a caring way to journey in faith with the bereaved suffering a loss in their community.

Upcoming Bereavement Training Programs (both in English) are scheduled as follows:

---Mondays, 7-9:30 p.m. running Jan. 27 to March 10 at Mary Star of the Sea Church, 870 W. 8th St., San Pedro. The program also includes a Saturday morning, March 8, 9 a.m.-noon.

---Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m. running May 1 to June 26 at St. Jude Church, 32032 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village.

For information on Bereavement Training, call Sister Lovina Pammit, (818) 365-6065. For other services offered by: Catholic Cemeteries, call (213) 637-7810 or visit

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