Catholic Cemeteries Diocese of Hamilton

Questions to Consider

Here are some of the things our counselor will discuss with you when you meet:

  • What cemetery or mausoleum are you most interested in?
  • Will it be a full casket burial, cremation burial or entombment?
  • Do you need a double or single lot, crypt or niche?
  • Does any of your extended family want to pre-arrange at the same time?

The counselor's job is to help you narrow the choices. Once some of these basic decisions have been made, the counselor will review the costs and options associated with the choices made.

Planning a Catholic Funeral

Download this helpful guide from The Catholic Cemeteries.

The top five reasons for pre-arranging:

  1. You decide exactly what you want, and paying in advance ensures your wishes will be met.
  2. Your family won't have to make major decisions during an already difficult time.
  3. Your family won't have an immediate financial burden at the time of death.
  4. You have a greater chance of getting the lot, crypt or niche you want. Since so many people pre-plan these days, the specific location you have in mind may not be available if not purchased now.
  5. Today's price is locked in no matter how many years in advance the purchase is made.

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