Who may be buried in a Catholic cemetery?
Can Catholics be cremated?
Since 1983, cremation has been an acceptable option for those of the Catholic faith. Whenever possible, however, the church always prefers the interment or entombment of the body because it gives fuller expression to our Christian faith.
When cremation is chosen, the preferred sequence for the final rites is for cremation to take place after the funeral mass. Whether cremation takes place before or after the funeral rites, the church expects those families to seek an appropriate final meeting place for the cremated remains of the body.
Can ashes be kept at home or scattered?
What is a niche?
Can cremains be buried?
There are smaller-sized plots that allow for a grave marker to be placed identifying and remembering the deceased.
Please contact the Cemetery Office if you have additional questions.