Make the Sacred Heart Columbarium Your Forever Home
Sacred Heart has ordered a columbarium which will be placed in a garden-like area where the old office building currently stands. A number of niches have already been sold. We invite you to consider purchasing a niche to make your final resting place among friends and fellow parishioners.
What Is A Columbarium?
A columbarium is a structure that has small spaces, or niches, to hold cremated remains. Cremation has been allowed by the Church since 1963. According to the Order of Christian Funerals cremated remains (cremains) are treated with the same respect given to the body from which they came. The cremains should be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium.
Why A Columbarium?
Spiritual…Since there is no Catholic cemetery in Columbia, the columbarium is a place where you and your family can be inurned in a religious setting.
Simplify…The columbarium eliminates the pressure of choosing a burial site, casket and monument. Inurnment and memorial service can be in one location. It also offers a practical and comfortable way to make advance plans relieving your family of making difficult decisions at an emotional time
Savings…A niche in the columbarium is significantly less expensive than an in-ground burial. The fee to reserve a niche is $1500.00. Each niche will hold the cremated remains of two people. The fee includes opening and closing the niche, the names and dates of birth and death, and perpetual care.
Location…The columbarium will be located on the church grounds in a garden setting that will provide a place of beauty and comfort where family and friends can meditate, pray and remember.
For More Information Or To Purchase A Niche
Pick up an application packet from the church office and follow the instructions or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgColumbarium Forms pdf (40 downloads)