We are delighted to announce a new Archdiocesan benefit — a burial benefit — for lay employees that has been generously offered to us by our Department of Cemeteries.
While we realize that it is a corporal work of mercy to “bury the dead”, we are not in a hurry to bury our employees! We do know, however, that due to our humanness we will all need this service one-day even if planning a cremation.
Regardless of your age, some of you may wish to pre-plan arrangements now — or at least get information about it.
Some of you may have elderly parents whom you wish to assist and you can arrange for space together. Others will wish to wait until a death occurs. It’s your benefit and your choice.
Here are the guidelines established by Catholic Cemeteries that pertain to this benefit:
- Effective April 1, 2000, (n