CFCS has a program called the Holy Angels Remembrance Program. CFCS offers at no charge, to anyone, of any faith, who has cremated remains at home or is considering scattering, a dignified committal at any of our cemeteries. The committal will occur following the Order of Christian Funerals and then the remains will be permanently interred within the consecrated grounds of a Catholic Cemetery. This program is open to all faiths and funeral homes.
If a death has occurred or you’d like to pre-plan but CFCS is not currently a part of your diocese, find your local Catholic cemetery here. (link to our find your closest catholic cemetery page).
Yes. It is recognized that those who die from the act of suicide deserve understanding and compassion. The deceased may have been suffering from a serious psychological instability, or overwhelming fear and confusion. Therefore, the Church offers funeral and burial rites for those who may have died as a result of suicide. The American edition of the Catholic ritual includes prayers for this specific situation. These prayers evoke forgiveness for the departed and consolation to their family.
Catholic cemeteries have a long tradition of dedicated service to the Catholic Community including non-Catholic spouses, children, parents and other relatives. Christians with a connection to the Catholic community may also be buried in the Catholic Cemeteries.
No, CFCS offers full mortuary and cremation services to all faiths. CFCS is dedicated to supporting all families, parishes and communities. Our mission is to serve with compassion and care.