Cremation Committal Services when arranged by families
Catholic Cemeteries encourages cremation burial to follow the same process as a funeral with a casket. Use of a funeral director’s services, funeral mass at the parish, and a blessing at the grave-side, crypt or cremation niche is recommended and encouraged.
However, cremation affords families the occasion to handle burial arrangements without the assistance of a funeral director. For these arrangements, the following procedures and guidelines are recommended for your review.
Before purchasing a cremation urn, families should review the cemetery’s rules and regulations regarding the appropriateness of the container and the maximum permitted urn size for the intended burial space.
Glass front cremation niches have additional regulations concerning the overall characteristics of urn type, composition, inscription, epitaphs, and related concerns over the urn to be displayed.