Advanced Planning

Making Arrangements in Advance

Today, over half the purchases of burial space made in the Catholic Cemeteries are made in advance of death.

Making cemetery and mortuary arrangements in advance of need is both a loving and financially wise thing to do. Advanced planning provides families with reassurance, comfort and peace of mind. A pre-need selection may be made today calmly, responsibly, economically and prudently to protect your wishes and finances for the future.

Such thoughtfulness relieves family members from shouldering the burden during a most stressful time, allowing for careful decision-making in an unhurried atmosphere, and assuring that your expressed wishes will be followed. The added affordability of working with today's prices as opposed to tomorrow's can also represent significant savings. You owe it to yourself and to your family to explore the many advantages of advance planning.

Many liturgical decisions as well as actual purchase of goods and services can be provided for in advance of need. Your parish can assist with the selection of liturgical options, such as appropriate readings, other prayers and music. Your Catholic cemetery has programs that encourage purchase of burial space and services in advance of death. Family service advisors are available to come to your home to discuss the alternatives which best meet your needs.

All advance decisions should be recorded and kept with other important documents. A designated family representative should receive a copy of these decisions to ensure that wishes are known and followed.

To know more, please call one of the numbers below and a family service advisor can answer any questions you may have.

  • Resurrection: 419-531-5747
  • Calvary: 419-536-3751
  • Mt. Carmel: 419-531-5747 or 419-536-3751