Burial or Inurnment Options
In keeping with Church teaching for burial of cremated remains in a cemetery, there are two options for the final disposition of cremated remains: in-ground burial and above-ground inurnment.
Ground Burial of Cremated Remains:
- \In an existing, full grave with arrangements for one or more cremation burials and suitable memorialization.
- In a ground burial area designed with smaller graves to accommodate cremated remains and provision for either flush ground or above-ground memorialization.
- In the same grave space as already used or reserved for another family member's full burial, with observance of the cemetery's regulation for memorialization in such instances.
Above-Ground Inurnment of Cremated Remains in a Columbarium:
- A columbarium with glass fronts – only located inside of a building.
- A columbarium with a granite or marble front – located in both interior and exterior settings.
- In some instances the cemetery may allow the inurnment of one or more cremated remains in a full mausoleum crypt.
- Photos of Cremation Gardens. Photos of Cremation Niches.
In making the selection of the cremation urn one should keep in mind the location selected – will it be seen or concealed? Does the urn space selected make provision for identification of the individual? Obviously, a glass fronted niche will not do so and therefore the memorialization or the identification will have to be included on the urn itself.
Calvary Cemetery Burial Options, including cremation
Gethsemane Cemetery Burial Options, including cremation
Holyrood Cemetery Burial Options, including cremation
St. Patrick Cemetery Burial Options, including cremation