A memorial garden provides a long-lasting tribute to a loved one who has passed away, as well as offers a place for the survivors to remember and to heal. The cremated remains of the body should be buried or entombed. The scattering of the cremated remains of the body, keeping them at home, or dividing them among various members is not the reverent disposition the Church requires.
The “Rite of Committal” is our farewell to our beloved brothers and sisters in Christ. At this time we turn the care of our loved ones body to the earth as we await the resurrection of the dead along with the communion of saints.
Set on the lovely grounds of the church, St. Columbkille Memorial Garden is a beautiful and peaceful resting place. It is a welcoming garden for those who have loved ones here to visit and remember.
Plot stones surround a large cross-shaped walk way at the foot of our Rose Garden. They are available to individuals and couples; couples can be buried in the same spot with both names inscribed on the stone.