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Why Plan Ahead

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. Preplanning with Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Homes is a gift to your loved ones, designed to communicate your wishes in order to lessen stress at the time of your death. It includes important information on the components of a proper catholic funeral and burial, as well as sections to express your personal preferences. In taking the time for planning now, you can save your loved ones emotional and financial stress. Still feeling unsure? Here are some of the most important reasons why planning ahead may be the best option.

 


 

It's Easy

Fill out a form and meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you always can make changes if you wish.



Dignity of choice

Preplanning lets you create your own unique funeral. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires.



Relieve Your Family’s Burden

Preplanning relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. By expressing your wishes to each other, you ease the burden of making difficult decisions at a difficult time.



Approval

Prearranging your cemetery and funeral plans means all selections meet your criteria.



Fixed costs

Prepayment generally means that you save money by being protected from inflation and price changes. We deposit all prepayments into a trust fund where it remains until needed. Prepaying also provides peace of mind for your family, who won’t have to figure out your funeral expenses when the time comes.



Affordable Payment Plans

Funeral and cemetery expenses can be purchased through affordable payments made in full before services are needed.



Conserves Insurance

Life insurance is for the living, not the deceased. Most life insurance policies are purchased to allow families time to adjust to the loss of income that a death can cause. If your funeral is not preplanned, significant insurance proceeds may be spent on cemetery and funeral items, adding financial and emotional burdens to loved ones left behind.



Peace of mind

When a death occurs in any family or among friends, the grief is tremendous and the healing time can be lengthy. Prearrangement will help your family and friends because you have made all the decisions. This peace of mind provides benefits far beyond the dollars spent.



What If I Move?

We keep a record of your preplanned arrangements and any prepayments, and they’re easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States.



Where Do I Start?

First, check out our preplanning checklist to help you consider all your possibilities. Then you can preplan online using our form to create your personalized arrangements and you can schedule a time to meet with our staff to discuss your options and make a plan.



Request Preplanning Guide

The Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Preplanning Guide is a gift to your loved ones, designed to communicate your wishes in order to lessen stress at the time of your death. It includes important information on the components of a proper Catholic funeral and burial, as well as sections to express your personal preferences. In taking the time for planning now, you can save your loved ones emotional and financial stress.

 
 
 
 
 

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Location Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M - F and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sat.
The offices are closed on Sunday.

Grounds Visiting Hours:
Mausoleums: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cemetery Gates: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(or dusk, whichever comes first)

Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Homes
Phone: (602) 267-3960
2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008


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