Catholics & Cremation

Honor Their Ashes

While most Catholics still prefer full-body burial, today some families and individuals may consider cremation as an alternative to traditional burial. Cremation is another way of preparing you or your loved one for urn-in-handsremembrance and memorialization, which is an integral part of the grieving process. Like a traditional burial, choosing a permanent and dignified resting place for the human cremated remains of a departed loved one is equally important, especially for loved ones who will visit, pray, and remember.


Sacred, Safe, Eternal

A memorial at Catholic Cemeteries provides families, friends, and future generations a permanent place to remember and pay tribute to that special life. It also assures you and your family of the dignified and proper long-term care of loved ones in a safe, holy place. Additionally, detailed records offer family members assurance that future generations can identify and gain access to precious family relationships, histories, and your family tree.

Keeping An Urn at Home?
If you are holding the human cremated remains of a loved one at home, whether they departed recently or many years ago, consider bringing them to a Catholic cemetery. The dignified and permanent interment of human cremated remains in a holy place properly recognizes the Order of Christian Funerals. Accommodations are available to place a loved one in a grave or niche or in an existing resting place.
Additionally, there are ways to honor at a Catholic cemetery those whose human cremated remains have been scattered or otherwise are unavailable and to ensure that they will be prayed for as we do for all the faithful departed. We will work with your family to make accommodations to place a plaque “In Memory Of” an individual to a niche, grave or existing headstone so your loved one will be prayed for and remembered.

Let Us Guide You
The promise of Catholic Cemeteries is to provide a dignified, permanent, and sacred resting place for the cremated remains of your loved one, whatever your needs. We have from the most elegant to the more economical options.

Speak with a caring and professional Memorial Planning Advisor today. Stop by, call, or visit online. You can also contact us at to establish and protect your family’s Catholic legacy today. Go to the links below to select the location of your choice for more details regarding cremation.

Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum

Saint Gertrude Cemetery and Mausoleum

Gate of Heaven Cemetery and Mausoleum

Maryrest Cemetery and Mausoleum

Holy Name Cemetery and Mausoleum

Christ The King Cemetery

Cremation Educational Videos

Watch the videos below to further understand cremation, and to understand the importance of honoring the ashes of your loved ones in a holy and sacred space.

Cremation Video (Don’t Leave them home)

New – Cremation Video (The Hike)

Cremation Guides

These cremation guides go further into detail. Download and review them with your family. Speak with a caring and professional Memorial Planning Advisor. Stop by, call, or visit online. You can also contact us at to establish and protect your family’s Catholic legacy today.

Cremation Planning Guide

Considering Cremation

(English & Spanish)