Jeffrey Koras Accountant
Donna VanHooser Location Manager
Sherry Trombly Assistant Location Manager
Heidi Pizzo Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Leach Administrative Assistant
Julie Standifer Family Service Advisor
Jim Henley Operations Manager
Frank Machowski-Lead Family Environment Specialist
Jim Alexander-Lead Family Environment Specialist
Deanna Cortese Outreach Director
Veronica North Hispanic Outreach Manager
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
St. Joseph Cemetery in Monroe, Michigan has been in continuous operation since about 1801, to service the Catholic German, French, Italian and Irish settlers in the area. For many years, it was administered by the three, later four Catholic parishes of Monroe (St. John the Baptist, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, and later St. Joseph Churches). It is steeped in the early history of the region and many revered pioneers rest here. The cemetery is now administered through the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit.
Many priests are interred here such as Fr. Hugo Noetzel, Fr. Edmund Perrin, Fr. Daniel Fraser and others. A U.S. Congressman from Michigan also resides here, Congressman John Camillus Lehr, who served Michigan in the U.S. Congress from 1933 to 1935.
Also adjacent to St. Joseph’s Cemetery is the Congregation Cemetery for the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, or the I.H.M. Sisters. Their burial ground is known as St. Mary Cemetery. This religious order was co-founded by Father Louis Gillet (1813-1892), a Redemptorist Father in 1845. Fr. Gillet passed away in 1892 in France and his remains were later brought back in 1929 for entombment in the Father Gillet Memorial Chapel at St. Mary Cemetery. Many members of the I.H.M. Order are also interred in St. Mary Cemetery.
Many War Veterans are also interred in St. Joseph Cemetery, some preceding the Civil War Period.
In strolling through these grounds, a person can experience peace and tranquility in this major historical area of Michigan.