Disposition of Cremated Remains

People do a lot of different things with cremated remains: some scatter the remains, some keep them at home, and some leave the remains at the crematorium or the funeral home. Some choose burial or inurnment in a cemetery.

In keeping with the sacred nature of the body, the Church asks that the cremated remains be treated in the same way as the full body. This includes burial of cremated remains in a cemetery. Scattering or keeping cremated remains in the home of a relative or friend are not the reverent disposition that the Church suggests.

The Catholic cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Seattle provide a variety of burial or inurnment options. We invite you to review the options available to you. Review options.

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