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More Than Meets The Eye

The modern Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is a complex organization.

Ministry Services —

  Chapels for committal services, private meditation, regular memorial Masses and other prayer gatherings, spiritual events and observances
  Religious art and shrines
  Spiritual Director (priests) and affiliated priests and permanent deacons
  Director of Grief Education, grief education services and bereavement programs
  Bereavement Ministry in conjunction with the Archdiocesan Office of Adult & Family Ministry
  Pre-need and at-need Family Service Counselors
  Community information and outreach education programs

Office Services —

  Trained office specialists
  Customer service assistance
  Burial arrangements
  Genealogy services
  Follow-up on family-initiated work orders and other service requests
  Data entry and financial accounting
  Maintenance of 150-year old burial records, both in paper archives and digital format

Grounds & Mausoleum Services —

  Supervisors, grounds crews and mausoleum specialists, plus seasonal workers
  Maintenance and improvement of turf, grounds and roadways
  Special equipment for mowing, trimming, landscaping, digging and plowing
  Maintenance, improvement and expansion of mausoleums and columbariums
  Specialized equipment for year round in-ground burials
  Specialized equipment needed for above-ground burials
  Gasoline, oil, natural gas
  Electricity, water, sewer

General Overhead Expenses —

  Property nsurance and health insurance
  Employee benefits
  Building and grounds security
  Public relations and marketing
  Legal counsel
  Audits and financial oversight
  Telephone systems, intercom and other office equipment
  Computer network, communication lines, web site development and maintenance
  Landscaping and annual plantings
  Waste and surplus soil removal; recycling
  Repair and replacement of equipment
  Administration of the Cemetery Division; continuing oversight by Department for Administrative Services and Department for Worship and Pastoral Services

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A Delicate Balance
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Assured Heritage More Than Meets The Eye

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