What are the benefits of pre-planning a funeral service?

Pre-planning a Catholic Funeral Service

Pre-planning a funeral service is an act of your love for surviving family members. Planning ahead and making your cemetery and funeral arrangements will reduce stress and pain for your loved ones. It also can save your family money by securing current pricing for many of your arrangements.

Cemetery arrangements such as location, plot, markers, headstones and monuments are best planned in advance of one’s passing. The Catholic Monument Design Center enables families to truly customize a headstone. We specialize in designing grave markers, gravestones and monuments for families of the Catholic religion, and the Roman Catholic faith. The Catholic Monument Design Center designs monuments for any Catholic cemetery located within the 14 County regions of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany (most of upstate NY).

Advantages of Pre-planning

Making funeral service decisions in advance is a loving and financially wise decision. While it may feel overwhelming, we have the expertise and resources to guide you through the process.

An Act of Kindness

It’s an act of kindness — of prudent generosity — if we can face these difficult decisions now and settle them for our families before the need arises. This reassurance, comfort and peace of mind helps diminish the stress of decisions made in grief and provides a true and lasting gift for loved ones.

Peace of Mind

The death of a loved one is accompanied by an overwhelming number of tasks for grieving family members. There are many different decisions to be made that require immediate attention. Making these difficult decisions in grief will only add to their overwhelming stress.

Express Your Wishes

By planning ahead, you will be securing all of your individual wishes. Design your gravestone, monument or marker with us. The Catholic Monument Design Center can help you navigate the process and advise you about all of your options.

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