The Catholic Cemeteries Cremation Mausoleum

Funerals and Cremation

People sometimes believe choosing cremation means there is no funeral. In fact, funeral arrangements and burial arrangements are two separate decisions.

You can still have a traditional funeral home visitation and a funeral Mass. The process* is usually as follows:

  • A visitation/vigil is held at a funeral home
  • A funeral Mass is celebrated
  • The body is taken to the crematorium by the funeral home while a post-funeral reception is held
  • Cremation takes place a day or two after the funeral
  • The Rite of Committal takes place when the cremated remains are buried or entombed.

*Variations to the above process do take place. Please call us for information and assistance: 905-522-7727 or 1-800-661-5985.

Purchasing an Urn

A variety of cremation urns are available for purchase from The Catholic Cemeteries. "Urn" is the term used to describe any container for cremated remains.

Cremation urn

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