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A network of support to Catholic Cemeteries, Funeral Homes and Suppliers in the Western US and Canada


Together we can promote traditional Catholic Funeral Rites through education and ministry.

Monthly Roundtable

Each month CCFW Members join together virtually to ask questions, share resources and collaborate with each other.

Member Resources

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Recent News

2024 CCFW Annual Conference Recap

The Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Services of the West Conference was held in Sacramento January 29-31, bringing together industry professionals, members of the clergy, and supplier partners to discuss the latest developments in the funeral and cemetery industry, as well as revitalizing our mission of why we do what we do. The conference covered a … Read more

Retirement Blessing to CCFW Member, Richard Peterson

To our Dear Friend and Colleague, Richard Peterson, On behalf of CCFW and all its members, we extend our heartfelt congratulations on your well-deserved retirement after an outstanding 32 years with the Seattle Archdiocese Associated Catholic Cemeteries. Your dedication and commitment to the mission of  Associated Catholic Cemeteries as well as our own organization have … Read more

Bishops’ Statement Concerning Disposition of Human Remains

REPOST FROM THE CATHOLIC CEMETERY CONFERENCE The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on 20 March 2023 issued a statement “On the Proper Disposition of Bodily Remains” from their Committee on Doctrine. View On Proper Disposition 2023-03-20 In particular, “after the alkaline hydrolysis process, there are also remnants of the bones that can be pulverized … Read more