Reflections from Robert

Important announcements and communications directly from our CEO Robert Seelig to all CFCS team members.

Employee Safety an Anxious Time in the Work Place

Employee Safety an Anxious Time in the Work Place

Hi Everyone, Well, here we are entering Week 8 since shelter-in-place and stay-at-home policies were implemented around the country. As many of you read in Friday’s update by Ron Gies, over 60,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus. This is tragic and we are...

Emerging from the Fog

Emerging from the Fog

Hi Everyone, Is it only me or does anyone else feel like the past 7 weeks have been like being lost in a fog. What day is it? What did I do today at work or at home? How can you plan to do anything when you can’t do anything? Being lost in a fog makes it difficult to...

Tuesday Humor

Tuesday Humor

Hi Everyone, So here we are…another Tuesday as we settle into the workweek. First a word about Mondays. I’ve been through 7 of them since shelter-in-place began. They seem to be tough, right? They are harder than Mondays before the pandemic. Every week I feel like I...

Creativity in Our Confinement

Creativity in Our Confinement

Hi Everyone, It has been a while since I communicated with all of you. We are in the days of confinement and also in the days of anticipation, as talks of lifting restrictions entice us to dream of returning to some sort of “normal”. With live-in dual worlds, some of...

Robert Seelig on EWTN News Nightly

Robert Seelig on EWTN News Nightly

SOURCE: EWTN News Nightly Public vigils, funeral Masses and committal services are ways to honor and mourn our loved ones who have died, but coronavirus restrictions have impacted these traditions. Robert Seelig, CEO of Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services, shares...

The Road Forward…Seeing the “Backside” of God

The Road Forward…Seeing the “Backside” of God

Last Tuesday we all shared in a talk by Dr. Jim Langley on coping skills for dealing with work and life during the pandemic. If I fast forward a week, it is hard to imagine that he spoke with us just 7 days ago. I feel like I need to go back and listen again to see...

An Easter Like No Other

An Easter Like No Other

Hi Everyone, Happy Easter to each of you! I started this note last week as we entered Good Friday thinking about what this 40-day Lenten journey has been for all of us. I realized that we were about to begin an Easter celebration like no other in our lives. Before I...

Shepherd’s Hour of Need

Shepherd’s Hour of Need

As we enter into the Triduum and the holiest days of our liturgical year, I wanted to share a unique effort to communicate to our bishops and priests. As a ministry on the front lines, we have learned some valuable lessons and been blessed to build new approaches to...

“Living” with the Coronavirus

“Living” with the Coronavirus

I am not sure how many of you noticed that I didn’t send out a Day 16 message. The reason was that I became ill on Tuesday and had to stop everything and quarantine myself. I can’t tell you whether I have the coronavirus or not, but it changed everything in a matter...