Donna VanHooser Location Manager
Julie Senkowski Administrative Assistant
Lori Mariles Administrative Assistant
Ron Wolney Family Service Advisor
Elizabeth Gambrel Family Service Advisor
Liz Baldwin Family Service Advisor
Jim Henley Operations Manager
Frank Machowski Family Environment Specialist
Tim Daniels Family Environment Specialist
Marty Anderson Family Environment Specialist
Bryan Hosang Family Environment Specialist
Shad Pokrywki Family Environment Specialist
Larry Jones Family Environment Specialist
Jim Alexander Family Environment Specialist
Ken Bourasaw Family Environment Specialist
Our mission is to provide guidance and wisdom on end of-life services. While we do charge for our services in what has become a very commercial industry, we are committed as a charity to offer innovative programs that provide financial assistance, free options, and programs to meet the needs of our faith community.
CFCS is here to help bereaved Catholic families suffering the loss of a loved one. Too often, that suffering is combined with physical and social isolation, and the Church has a chance to fill the void of loss with faith and compassion. Our qualified Pastoral Ministers’ will make contact with our recently bereaved families, offering prayer, consolation, and comfort to those in a time of suffering.Click here for more information
CFCS offers at no charge, to anyone, of any faith, who has cremated remains at home or is considering scattering, the dignified committal of the remains at any of our cemeteries. The committal will occur at the All Souls Remembrance Crypt and then the remains will be permanently interred within the consecrated grounds of the Catholic CemeteryClick here for more information
With the Mother Teresa Program, CFCS is able to give back to the community by ensuring that those in need in our community receive sacred and dignified funeral, cremation, and cemetery services.Click here for more information
This unique program allows for graves or crypts already owned by families to be transformed into a family estate. Depending on the grave or crypt selected, a number of cremated remains can typically be added. The plot will serve as a family’s final gathering place, allowing family members who have lived apart to be together on their final journey.Click here for more information
This program provides caring funeral and cemetery financial support for those who have suffered the loss of a child. The program also provides sacred interment services in the Order of Christian Funerals, for hospitals within the community, for the death of an unborn child at any of our Catholic Cemeteries.Click here for more information
Mt. Carmel Cemetery is located in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan and has been in operation since 1865. Ironically, this cemetery has often been confused as having been administered by Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Wyandotte, which was not established until 1899. The cemetery was originally composed of 10 acres and held over 8,000 interments. In November, 2004, an additional one acre was added to the cemetery.
A traditional cemetery, it is filled with beautiful and graceful monuments from many years back, honoring many of the older Catholic families from the Downriver Area. A good example is the Cahalan Family, with many attorneys and physicians, including Former Wayne County Prosecutor William Cahalan.
Many priests who served the Detroit Archdiocese are interred on these sacred grounds, as Fr. Leo Jarecki, Fr. George Fortuna, Fr. John A. Krause to name a few. Also about a dozen Felician Sisters are interred here from the very early 1900’s who had serviced some of the Wyandotte parishes. Many Veterans lie here from the Civil War to the more recent conflicts that America has faced.
The grounds are a peaceful setting that offers a columbarium and traditional ground burials. Currently Mt. Carmel is the only Archdiocesan cemetery that offers natural burials known as “green” burials. Green burial means not being embalmed, being buried in the ground without a vault, in a bio-degradable container, having as low an impact on the environment as possible. Please call to find out more information. The Archdiocese of Detroit manages this parish cemetery.