Cremation is becoming widely popular whether it be because of economics or, simply personal desire; and with our own crematory on premise, we are able to offer cremation in a more expedient manner. As with traditional burial, many options exist with cremation that are not known. Such as, you may have a funeral mass in church, with no visitation or embalming, followed by cremation. No casket is purchased; a rental is used. That way many Catholics may keep with tradition without having to purchase a casket and have a visitation. The same applies with all faiths. Often times, families choose an immediate cremation because they think that is all they can have. But truth be told, there are a myriad of different options available when selecting cremation.
Here are some options when choosing cremation:
- Church or Chapel Funeral Service with visitation, followed by cremation;
- Church or Chapel Service, followed by cremation;
- Visitation (No Funeral Ceremony), followed by cremation;
- Private Family Viewing (No Funeral Ceremony), followed by cremation;
- Church or Chapel Memorial Service with Memorial Gathering;
- Church or Chapel Memorial Service;
- Memorial Gathering (No Funeral Ceremony);
- Family Viewing (No Funeral Ceremony)
As with burial, we can arrange for services with cremation that will be tailored to your desires. Cremation services are more versatile in the sense that more memorialization options exist. Families may choose to bury the urn or, inurn in a niche which is located in a mausoleum. A niche is a small space in mausoleums constructed expressly for urns. They may house one or two urns, depending on the size. Many churches offer their own columbarium for members. Some families choose to keep the urn at home, and some decide to have an at-sea burial. Whatever your preference, there are few limitations to the ways in which we can help you honor the deceased.