The Catholic Cemeteries Cremation Mausoleum

Cremation

The prohibition against cremation was lifted in 1963. Today, an increasing number of Catholics are choosing cremation as opposed to casket burial or entombment in a crypt.

All of our larger Catholic cemeteries have ground lots for the burial of cremated remains, as well as outdoor and/or indoor niches for cremation urns. We don't provide scattering gardens because separating cremated remains is contrary to Catholic teaching.

We also operate our own crematorium – Holy Cross Catholic Cremation Centre - providing assurance to families that the cremation takes place with the reverence and respect consistent with Catholic tradition.

People choose cremation for many different reasons

  • Cultural or family tradition
  • Environmental concerns
  • Personal preference

For more information about cremation services, or to make pre-need arrangements for cremation, please call the Cremation Centre at 519-442-2214 or toll-free: 1-800-661-5985.

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Holy Cross Cremation Centre

Diocese of Hamilton Policy Regarding the Disposition of Cremated Remains

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