We’ve reached the time of year when our management team at the Catholic Cemeteries Association must make decisions regarding our annual budget. This entails identifying everything we need to support our 19 cemeteries, 60+ buildings, 35+ miles of road, and over 160 employees.
Needless to say, this is a lot to consider, and it is my job as Director to pay attention to the numbers to make sure we not only have enough funds to cover our current operations, but to ensure we generate enough income to care for the past and prepare for the future. As a self-sustaining entity, this income is generated directly through the sale of places of interment and products such as granite memorials and vaults.
Now, you may be wondering why I’m choosing to talk about the financial side of our ministry. I want you to know that, despite our financial responsibilities, we at the CCA never lose sight of what is most important: serving you.
We know that every sale is the direct result of the loss of a loved one. This is one of the reasons why I take time to walk our cemeteries, to remember those who were so treasured and loved here on earth.
While sales allow us to carry on our ministry, it is the connection we feel with each family that matters most. We at the CCA take our calling to serve families seriously and personally. We never lose sight of the trust placed in us to care for your dearly departed loved ones, and please know that we will continue to work hard every day in order to keep your trust in the years to come.