Funeral & Grief Support Ministry


Funeral Support Ministry

We offer prayer and our condolences to all those dealing with the loss of  loved ones. Funeral arrangements are coordinated with the Parish through the Mortuary. After meeting with the Mortuary, family members are asked to contact a parish priest or the Liturgy Director to discuss details and make arrangements for any services that will be overseen by St. Simon.

A reception after a funeral Mass or memorial service at St. Simon can be available for parishioners if requested at the time other arrangements are made with the priest after a death. If reception facilities are available, and if the parishioner requests it, a volunteer will contact the family for their preferences which we will do our best to accommodate during this difficult time.

It is St Simon parishioners who provide most of the food through Helping Hands, who set up for the reception, serve and clean up. Some costs for the food and drinks will be passed on to the family if they wish something not normally provided by the ministry.

Funeral Receptions are a community effort made available by the members Funeral Reception Ministry. If you wish to share your talents to help support a grieving family, please join this ministry by contacting the Rectory office at 650-880-1401 or email


Grief Support Ministry

Grief support discussion groups are held as needed. The ministry consists of group meetings held over multiple weeks, and are planned based on hearing from those who would like this type of support. If you are interested and would benefit from participating in a support group for those grieving from the loss of a loved one, please contact the Rectory office at 650-880-1401 or email