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

CCFW Covid-19 Updates and Resources

CCFW would like to be a source of support and resources to our members  during this time of uncertainty in the world. This page has been created to share updates that pertain to the Cemetery and Funeral Industry, Resources from Members that have helped them navigate through daily changes created by Covid-19, as well as … Read more

3 Ways Tourism is reshaping cemeteries and the death care industry

The last decade has seen a boom in cemetery tourism, sometimes called Tombstone Tourism. With the rising interest in genealogy, more people are hunting out cemeteries to find their ancestors and trace their story. To feed this demand people who are interested, or even obsessed with cemeteries, or taphophiles are visiting and photographing cemeteries, headstones, … Read more


Cold Spring, Minn. – (May 9, 2018) – Coldspring® – the leading quarrier and fabricator of natural stone in North America – announces its Milbank operations in Milbank, South Dakota, have received Gold-level ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone certification. Developed in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) guidelines, the rigorous and … Read more

Customer Service Revamped – Johnson Consulting Group

Those of you that had the chance to listen to Jake Johnson speak at our 2018 Annual Conference, we learned how to optimize the customer experience and how to create and maintain a superior culture of service. Jake recently shared a blog post with me that you may find as an interesting read. > FAILURE … Read more

Catholic Cemeteries Nationwide Cemetery Sunday Campaign

From the Catholic Cemetery Conference Board of Directors On behalf of the CCC Board of Directors, it is my privilege to announce our first Cemetery Sunday campaign. This national campaign is a result of all the hard work and dedication from the entire Catholic Cemetery Conference team: Board members, Conference staff, and most importantly our … Read more