columbarium is a
place for the respectful storage
of urns holding
the deceased's cremated remains.
term comes from the Latin Columba
(dove) and originally referred to
for doves and pigeons.
A niche is the compartment that holds
with the cremated remains.
Although future expansion is possible,
there is a limited number of niches
will not be leaving difficult decisions
ones at the time of passing.
Church does not try to influence
decision as to a place of burial
it does accept the cremation of Catholics.
a choice that must be made by the
and his/her family.
The fee includes:
right to inurnment in the reserved
- Inscription on the niche
- Opening and closing of the niche
- Perpetual care for the columbarium
- Inurnment possible immediately
following funeral mass
fee does not include the cost of
cremation or other funeral costs
Memorial Benches -
The Mount St. Francis columbaria
memorial benches that provide a quiet
place that honors you or your loved