Columbarium

 

 

  The Columbarium is a final resting place for cremated remains.  It is available to all members of the Catholic Community and their families.

The Columbarium was constructed in 2008 on the grounds of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and consecrated on July 13, 2008.  Located on the hillside above the church, it offers a final resting place of beauty and serenity.  Reminiscent of old country churches, it is an extension of one’s spiritual life.

Following a funeral service, family and friends proceed to the columbarium to place the cremains in their final resting place during a short inurnment ceremony.

Each niche can hold 2 urns, have an engraved faceplate and hold small mementos.  There is no way to avoid certain decisions in life and it is difficult for families to face these decisions while grieving the loss of a loved one.   We encourage you to take time to consider a place of burial and make your wishes known….easing your family of this painful decision.

The Catholic Church’s Teaching on Cremation:  In May 1963, the Vatican’s Holy Office lifted the prohibition forbidding Catholics to choose cremation.  This was incorporated into the revised Code of Canon Law of 1983 (#1176), as well as into the Order of Christian Funerals.