‘Remember Me’ services offer families a way to memorialize loved ones (PHOTOS)

A family places photos of their loved one on a memorial wall at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township on Sept. 18 during one of Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services’ “Remember Me” events, designed to offer families a chance to say goodbye after many weren’t able to hold traditional funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photos by Rosa Maria Zamarron | Special to Detroit Catholic)

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On Saturday, Sept. 18, thousands of people got a chance to say goodbye to loved ones who died during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic during special memorial services at five Metro Detroit Catholic cemeteries.

The services, called “Remember Me,” were developed by the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS) in conjunction with the Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association and St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn.

Names of the deceased were read aloud at some of the ceremonies, while other locations opted for other forms of remembering loved ones, such as a photo wall or flower displays. Overall, CFCS received nearly 600 names to be read or remembered at their events.

Read more of Detroit Catholic’s coverage here | Photos by Rosa Maria Zamarron