Important Announcement

My dear Parishioners,

I want to share this important announcement with our families who have lost loved ones due to coronavirus and needing financial assistance. 

SUBJECT: FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
DATE: April 13, 2021

Today, we wanted to bring some vital information to your attention. FEMA has begun offering assistance and relief for funeral and burial costs for families who have suffered the passing of a loved one due to COVID-19. You may already be aware of this program through print and news media, but we felt we should highlight some important information for you.

FEMA began accepting applications for COVID-19 funeral assistance on April 12, 2021. 

Applications are being accepted by phone through the dedicated FEMA toll-free hotline at 844-684-6333.  No online applications will be accepted.

Funeral homes, cemeteries, and other third parties are not eligible to apply on behalf of a family.

Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries will make every effort to assist those Patrons requiring copies of documentation related to services provided by our facilities.

It is important to note that FEMA has issued a fraud alert advising of possible scammers reaching out to the vulnerable. All must be aware that FEMA will not directly contact individuals and does not send individual notifications.

We encourage those affected or anyone with questions, to visit the FEMA website at
https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq

For additional questions and to begin the application process, please contact the FEMA toll-free hotline at 844-6846333.

It is my hope that families who really need assistance bury their loved ones who died of Covid-19 will take advantage of this help provided by FEMA.

Peace,
Fr. Riz