Testimonials

Family Testimonial

Here’s what one Catholic family says about planning ahead for their cemetery and funeral needs:

dumortierSt. Michael the Archangel parishioners, Liz and Bill Dumortier:

“We thought we understood and had prepared for the process of our funeral and burial. However, in hindsight, we were ‘clueless’. The information we received was helpful in knowing types of burials, costs, caskets and choices.”

Three reasons for planning with Catholic Cemeteries at this time: “#1 – Inner peace – knowing it makes our wishes clearly known so there will be no guessing on the part of our family; #2 – Takes the burden of psychological and financial pressure off our family when we die; #3 – It shows we love and care about those we leave behind.

How easy was it to preplan with your counselor during the home visit? “Incredibly rewarding. It was a spiritual and educational journey, with our extraordinary counselor supporting and gently guiding us through the process…We were blessed God placed Pauline in this position! Listened carefully to our needs, patiently answered questions; as our advocate, we felt trust, comfort and acceptance through the process, including advising, guiding, supporting, encouraging, preparing, assisting, reviewing, resolving.”

Would you recommend that your family and friends take advantage of the Archdiocese’s program? “Yes, definitely! Can’t say enough positive things to encourage all Catholics to commit. Even if you complete the program and choose to wait for final plans, the educational value of the “mechanics” of what to expect is essential. It’s a gift to yourself and those you love to be informed”

And finally, “Do it! Pre-planning is essential. Take advantage of this excellent program. I suspect if we had sought someone in corporate America to take the hours, professional content, and expertise to set up a Burial Plan, we would have paid well over $1000 for what received at no cost.”

For more information about The serving northeast Kansas, call 913-344-7527 or email us.

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Joe and Carol Sullivan

Joe and Carol Sullivan, parishioners at Good Shepherd parish in Shawnee, Kansas, really wanted the peace of mind that came with the knowledge that both cemetery and funeral arrangements were taken care of ahead of time.

Carol and Joe both knew that they wanted their final resting place to be in the sacred ground of a Catholic Cemetery. “It was so easy for us to talk with our counselor regarding all the various options,” Joe offered. But, bottom line, “we wanted to leave as few unanswered questions for our kids as possible!” That’s why they started the planning process three years earlier by completing the cemetery arrangements first, and then funeral arrangements this year. Carol said “We experienced ourselves how much easier it was to go into cemetery and funeral planning sessions when a death had occurred because Joe’s folks had all of their planning done ahead of time.” She went on to say, “We would encourage anyone to begin this planning process with a Catholic Cemetery counselor. We never felt any pressure to make a decision on anything but exactly what we wanted!”

The Sullivans remarked on how the entire process was so simple yet very detailed in each of their planning sessions. “We wouldn’t have had a clue on the huge cost differences between funeral homes. In one case, almost triple the difference from where we might have gone versus where we actually chose! We really think other Catholic families need to find out how much they can save by doing this ahead of time with a Catholic Cemetery counselor.”

Thank you, Sullivans, for your very kind words. All of our counselors attempt to give as much time as necessary to walk each Catholic family through the pre-arrangement process for the Vigil, the Funeral Mass, and finally, burial in sacred ground. Once completed, we are able to show pricing options that fit every family’s individual needs. No need to spend all the wasted hours going from funeral home to funeral home comparing pricing. We have that available for you….that’s all part of what our ministry has set out to accomplish….being the ultimate resource in your Archdiocese to enable you to make the most educated decision you can on what’s best for you and your family.

For more information about The serving northeast Kansas, call 913-344-7527 or email us.

Visit our pricing page for a list of our prices.

For more information on Memorial Estate Cemetery Pre-Planning or Funeral Pre-Planning, you can request more information.


 

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