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Columbarium Project Status

Posted on September 22, 2021 in: General News

What is a columbarium? A cabinet with many niches that hold cremated remains.

The cemetery board surveyed the parish in the spring of 2019. Of the 120 respondents, just over 50% were “interested” to “very interested” in purchasing a niche.

Recently we have a few inquiries about the status. Therefore, we thought it was time for an update.

The board has been gathering information to create a columbarium garden in the cemetery. At this point we have costs and plans on cabinets, foundations, landscaping and funding, with a goal to construct next spring. The next steps are to have the cemetery board approve the full project plan, present the plan to the Archdiocese Building Commission in mid-October, then get final approval from the archbishop.  

If you have any questions or would be interested in making a donation to the project, please contact the rectory.

Thank you, The Cemetery Board

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