On the evening of September 13, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery is set to honor Blessed Solanus Casey with a new cemetery section that will bear his name. Bishop Donald Hanchon will dedicate the new Blessed Solanus Casey section and an hors d’oeuvre reception including wine from the Bishop’s Vineyard will immediately follow.
Blessed Solanus Casey, born Bernard Francis Casey, was a priest in the Capuchin Order and served in Detroit. Throughout his life, he had a special bond with the poor and celebrated special masses for the sick. In 1929, Blessed Solanus Casey helped found the Capuchin Soup Kitchen that still serves meals to Detroit residents in need.
The Capuchin Soup Kitchen Choir will provide entertainment for guests during the dedication’s wine tasting reception. The choir is made up of patrons, volunteers and supporters of the soup kitchen. Anyone is welcome to join the choir if they feel moved by the spirit, and guests will surely feel the choir’s joy during this special event.
Holy Sepulchre is a Catholic cemetery, founded in 1928, and located in Southfield, Michigan. Its natural beauty of trees, flowers, ponds and ample birdlife fill visitors with a sense of peace and comfort in knowing their loved ones are reverently being housed on sacred grounds, awaiting the promise of everlasting life.
At the wine tasting event, Holy Sepulchre will share information about its unique mission program. The Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services Blessed Solanus Casey Endowment Fund provides financial assistance to bury the ashes of unclaimed remains, as well as for burial plots for unclaimed remains at no cost. In addition, the fund will provide no cost burials for children under the age of two, including miscarriages. This program highlights Holy Sepulchre’s commitment to help the greater community.