Pre-Planning FAQs

Everything you need to know and want to ask about pre-planning.

You’ve taken an important step by choosing to pre-plan. Congratulations. By taking steps to arrange these important plans now, you’ve taken a large burden off of your beloved family, providing them with greater peace of mind. You’re relieving your family of the cost that can be associated with planning a burial, allowing them to celebrate and honor your life. And finally, you’re ensuring that every last detail is planned according to your own wishes and needs.

You might have some questions as you begin the path towards pre-planning. We’re here to help answer them.


Here are some questions that often come up from others at the same stage:


What is Pre-planning?

Pre-planning is much like it sounds, it is making the decisions of how you would like to be remembered. It allows you to make your wishes known to your loved ones and gives you the opportunity to create a unique celebration...just how you would have wanted it. Pre-planning is the next logical step in the planning process. Your loved ones will greatly appreciate you pre-planning as it alleviates questions like "I'm not sure what he would have wanted". However, knowing your choices still leaves a financial burden for those left behind. Pre-planning allows you to pay for your funeral expenses, saving loved ones from incurring those costs. There are several different options of pre-planning your funeral which our pre-arrangement specialists will guide you through.


Do I need to purchase a burial vault?

CPCA does require that you have such a container so that the ground will not sink and the safety of our visitors and staff is protected.


I’ve heard about mausoleum entombment burials - what are the benefits?

CPCA offers families a choice of selecting crypt spaces located within a Community Mausoleum or the option of purchasing a private mausoleum that is custom built and designed by each individual family.

All of the CPCA Community Mausoleums have a religious theme to each building, are heated, and offer a serene and comfortable setting.

In addition to the crypt spaces, CPCA also offers a comprehensive line of bronze emblems and vases to adorn your crypt front.


Are there Urns for cremated remains?

Yes, we offer urns, designed for cremated remains. 


I’ve heard of Perpetual Care - what is it?

In short, Perpetual Care refers to the funds that keep the cemetery grounds beautiful and well-kept, ensuring that your loved ones will be maintained in keeping with the sacred nature of a Catholic cemetery.

We know that you may have other questions, so feel free to call us at anytime so that we can walk you through your options and help you create the best possible plan for you.

(412) 256-9370 or [email protected]