The first Catholic cemetery in Frankenmuth was blessed by the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, on Sunday. He joined the Pastor of Blessed Trinity Parish, the Rev. Robert H. Byrne for the celebration.
The cemetery is an extension of Blessed Trinity Parish campus, located at 958 E. Tuscola St., in Frankenmuth. Parishioners began discussing plans to develop a parish cemetery in the spring of 2008, and by November 2009 they broke ground.
Financial gifts to Blessed Trinity have enabled the parish to underwrite the entire cost of the project.
There are 500 burial plots at the new Blessed Trinity Cemetery and a columbarium with 96 niches, each able to hold two urns.
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church was established in 1967. The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw includes 105 parish communities located across 11 counties in mid-Michigan.
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