The Key Operating Lever of a Catholic Cemetery System
There is a saying that should be familiar to any leader of a ministry such as cemeteries: “no
margin, no mission.” What it makes clear is that, unless the enterprise can operate at a surplus, as it should, there will be no long-term viability for the ministry. Like other well-established ministries in the Catholic Church (schools and hospitals perhaps being the best examples) cemeteries operate in a commercial realm and compete against for-profit and governmental enterprises. We should not shrink from the challenge this imposes, nor should we apologize for standing tall against this competition.
To read the full white paper, download below.