While death is the end of our earthly life, we pray we, and our loved ones pass in God’s grace.


In death, God calls man to himself. Therefore the Christian can experience a desire for death like St. Paul’s: “My desire is to depart and be with Christ. “
— Catechism of the Catholic Church 1011

End of life arrangements

If you have a sick loved one, you may want to consider (if physically able) to come to our Mass with Anointing of the Sick on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:05pm or 6:30pm. You can also call the parish office at 210-681-8330 to schedule an appointment with a priest. If you are pre-planning a funeral, please contact a funeral home to make those arangements, and let them know you want your Funeral Mass at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. We are unable to pre-plan a funeral here at Prince of Peace; that would begin at the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements

If you are in the process of planning a funeral, our condolences to you and your loved ones. This is not an easy task to do, no matter who it is for, or how old they were.

If your loved one has passed away, please first call a funeral home of your choice to begin making arrangements. They will walk you through the beginning process, and coordinate information with us. We will reach out to you within a few days and schedule an appointment for you to meet us here at Prince of Peace for the Liturgical (Funeral Mass) arrangements.

Some of the items we will discuss are who you want to read during the Liturgy (Funeral Mass), and which funeral worship aid and readings you would like used. Because we know how difficult this time is for you, we have a few options for you and your family to choose from when it comes to a funeral worship aid, so you can pick the set with your favorite readings.

For some prayers on death and dying from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, click here.