Planning Ahead

cemetery grounds

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has entrusted to the Catholic Cemetery Association of Fort Wayne, Inc. the burial and entombment of its members and the care of its Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our Mission is to carry out the sacred religious function of the burial and care for the resting places of our deceased Catholic families. While being ever mindful of the sacredness of the ground and crypts in which the bodies of the deceased rest, it is our duty to perform this corporal work in mercy in a compassionate and caring fashion and to comfort those left behind. Our cemetery is an extension of the parish community in that it provides a place of liturgical celebration and gives witness that the Community of Faith is unbroken by death. We proclaim through our words, work, and example the sacredness of the human body, the belief in Resurrection, and the Christian virtue of Hope in the promise of Eternal Life.

Funding Options

Lock in to today’s prices. You may select from one of two options to fund your pre-arrangements. Either make the payment in full or take advantage of liberal financing terms offered directly through us. Either way, the majority of the money for the funeral portion will be placed into a state-regulated trust fund, which is invested and grows over time. Your trust is regulated by the state of Indiana, providing you with the safest possible funding option. Even if the trust does not grow enough to meet the financial requirements at your time of need, Catholic Cemetery fulfills the contract at no additional cost to your survivors.

Through pre-planning, you will have the power to control the cost of a funeral and cemetery arrangements and remove this burden from your loved ones. By selecting merchandise during the pre-planning process, you will ensure that you do not exceed what you want to pay. Pre-payment also offsets the risk of rising funeral costs in the future due to inflation.