Catholic Cremation

St. Thomas More Catholic Church funeral

Cremation has become a growing practice and more common in the United States. Though there are many conversations regarding this practice, St. Thomas More Church agrees with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

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“The cremated remains of a body should be treated with the same respect given to the human body from which they come. This includes the use of a worthy vessel to contain the ashes, the manner in which they are carried, and the care and attention to appropriate placement and transport, and the final disposition. The cremated remains should be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium. The practice of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground, or keeping cremated remains in the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not the reverent disposition that the Church requires.” (no. 417)

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Q&A

St. Thomas More Church is here to host funerals for the cremated. For further details on the process of the mass, please contact the front office. Here are a few common questions many ask in regards to Catholic Cremation