The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend owns Divine Mercy Funeral Home and Catholic Cemetery. Both entities are overseen by our Board of Directors. The Most Reverend Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades is the Chairman of that Board.
Many Catholic families have planned and funded funeral and burial arrangements well in advance of need. Preplanning gives families the chance to consider options and preferences while they are free from emotional and financial pressures that come at a time of loss. When you purchase a preplanned funeral, you can guarantee that the price of your funeral and merchandise will never increase in the future.
Yes, but the church strongly prefers that cremation take place following a funeral Mass with the body present. As practicing Catholics, we believe in the burial of the cremated body in a Consecrated Catholic Cemetery. We do not encourage public scattering or any division or separation of the cremated body.