Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. Does the Catholic religion allow cremation?
- A. Yes. It is important to remember that the cremated remains should be treated with the same respect we give to the body of the deceased. The remains are to be placed in a worthy vessel and interred in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium.
Q. Can a non-Catholic be interred in a Catholic cemetery?
- A. Yes.
Q. What burial options are available?
- A. For in the ground burial there are two options available per grave:
- 1. Casket with one cremation
- 2. Three cremations (no casket)
- A. For above the ground entombment:
- There is a Columbarium at the cemetery which has 78 niches. One cremation per niche space.
Q. Why a Catholic cemetery?
- A. Because of our belief in the resurrection of the body, in some shape or form, at the end of time.
- The Catholic Cemetery is a sacred place – consecrated ground. It holds the physical body- once the temple of the Holy Spirit-until the Lord comes again in glory. Just as the human body deserves to be treated with dignity and respect in life, so should it be treated in death. The Catholic Cemetery offers burial in a place where dignity and respect and the sacredness of life are witnessed to. It is a place where the faithful continue their witness to the entire world of the Good News of Jesus Christ and the hope we share in resurrection.
- The Catholic Cemetery offers a place for ritual prayer, such as the Rite of Committal for the dead and the celebration of the Eucharist. It is also a place for private prayer and reflection.