Complimentary burial held at Catholic cemetery

On Wednesday, dozens of people laid their loved ones to rest at a complimentary burial at a Catholic cemetery.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2018 9:22 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - On Wednesday, dozens of people laid their loved ones to rest at a complimentary burial at a Catholic cemetery.

This is the first time Divine Mercy Funeral Home and Catholic Cemetery offered the services. Cremated remains were placed in a marked mausoleum.

The leadership of Catholic Cemetery and Divine Mercy Funeral Home hopes that this outreach will enable them to give comfort to those grieving for their loved ones.

"As christians we believe that's a place where we wait for the resurrection of the body at the end of time," said Monsignor Robert Schulte, pastor of St. Jude Parish. "The lord will come back at the end of time, and so they wait in peace here. It's a place where loved ones can come and pray and remember them. "

Schulte says many times, families are unable to afford the burial costs, and choose to keep the cremated remains of a loved in their home.

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