New Divine Mercy Funeral Home Construction

Scheduled to open in November

Construction of the new Divine Mercy Funeral Home at the Catholic Cemetery is progressing well and scheduled to open in November. The 14,000 square foot funeral home will house two visitation rooms, each with a personal family room; a crematorium and embalming facility and the offices of Catholic Cemetery. Leadership of Catholic Cemetery believes that the establishment of a Catholic funeral home will enable them to serve those grieving with a pastoral approach, always maintaining the dignity of each person. “Divine Mercy Funeral Home will complete Catholic Cemetery’s mission in burying the dead and better allow us guide and comfort, in Catholic tradition, those who have lost someone they love,” says Casey Miller, Catholic Cemetery executive director. “This funeral home is a natural extension of the pastoral care that Catholic Cemetery has offered since 1873.”

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, commented on the promise of a funeral home dedicated to serving the needs of area Catholics. “I see the establishment of a Catholic Funeral Home by our Catholic Cemetery Association as a natural extension of its spiritual and pastoral mission to care for those who mourn the death of their loved ones as well as to provide for the liturgical rites of the Church for those who have died. We are focused on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, which include praying for and burying the dead and comforting those who mourn.” The Bishop continued, “The Divine Mercy Funeral Home will focus on the merciful love of God, fully revealed in His Son Jesus. The focus on Divine Mercy will bring consolation to those who are grieving as we entrust the souls of the faithful departed to the mercy of God. I am hopeful that this new ministry of the Catholic Cemetery Association will bear much good fruit in serving the Church’s mission of mercy.”