Your priorities may vary, but survivors want to assure their loved one's end-of-life wishes are met, as well as have the opportunity to say goodbye.
When a death occurs you should notify:
Use this list to help guide you through who to contact and what important documents are necessary when a loved one passes away.
Use this simple guide to help you through difficulty of losing a loved one.
After Care Process
Take care of yourself:
Aftercare programs such as grief ministry are available through many parishes
We believe in providing our families packaged pricing so that they have a complete understanding of the charges and costs associated with completing cemetery burial services. Many cemeteries quote families the price of a burial plot along with the endowment care charge while excluding the other significant fees. We believe this can be misleading as some families erroneously believe that the other cemetery is less expensive or that they have paid for their services in full, only to have a loved one find out that there are additional charges.
The following tips and hints are intended to help you to understand the nature and breakdown of the pricing associated with end-of-life services, allowing you to make informed decisions with complete confidence.
6 Components of Price Comparison for Grave (in-ground) Burials
All “in ground” graves contain 6 basic elements that determine their total costs. These components include costs necessary for cemetery burial. When “shopping” for prices, it is important to include all these components. Often a price is quoted for just a “grave” or “plot” and only includes the physical space. At first glance, this quote can appear to be a bargain but may be incomplete and misleading.
If researching prices for burial, make certain the price includes ALL of the following elements to determine the final, actual cost to you:
By verifying the prices quoted to you are comprehensive, there will be no financial “surprises” after you have selected the cemetery for your family’s needs.
5 Components of Price Comparisons for Above-Ground Entombments in Crypts
6 Components of Price Comparisons for Cremation Burials and Entombments
The following terms are defined as follows:
Right of Interment: Grave, Crypt of Niche purchases under the agreement are for interment or entombment rights only. The Right of Interment is not for any real property ownership or value as locations are intended for interment/entombment only and are not for resale or profit. In no case shall plot-holder have any right to sell, exchange or in any manner except as hereinafter provided, dispose of said grave or any part thereof or any right to interest therein or any use of said grave.
Recordation Fee: The administrative costs and record keeping.
Endowment Care: A one-time Endowment Care fee is charged at the time you purchase a grave, crypt or niche. The money is placed in a special trust fund, the proceeds of which are used to cover future maintenance costs throughout the cemetery (including mowing, watering, repairing/replacing roads, vases, etc.)
Burial Vault (Lawn Crypt): The casketed remains are placed into a wood, concrete box or sealer vault before ground burial.
Memorial: This includes monuments, markers, and setting fee.
Burial Fee: The cost for labor related to opening (digging) the grave, waiting while the service takes place, lowering the casket at the end of the service, and closing the grave (replacing the burial vault lid, the earth and the grass).
Funeral and cemetery assistance program serving families in need in our community.
Mother Teresa was a luminous messenger of God's love who is well noted for her charity, compassion and courage. Everyday she went into her community to find and serve Him in the "unwanted, the unloved and the uncared for." She founded the Missionaries of Charity, which continue to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor and ensure that her charitable spirit lives on.
Mother Teresa firmly believed that love begins at home and that we should reach out to those in need in our family first, then our community, our country and our world. It is in this spirit that CFCS created the Mother Teresa Fund. A fund that allows the poor and destitute in our community to receive sacred and dignified funeral, cremation and cemetery services.
If you have any questions on how to assure the best possible value for yourself or a loved one, please call and speak with a customer care representative.
The people were kind, compassionate, and very helpful. Everything being in one place made my life easier at a very trying time. Thank you for providing this service.