We offer a variety of niche locations and styles.
There are four basic types of niches.
There are three types of fronts available: glass, granite and marble.
Niches are inside or outside.
Everything is subject to availability at a given Catholic Cemetery, so inquire about specific locations.
A single niche holds one cremation urn. It will have a marble or glass* front inside and a granite front outside. It is approximately 10-inches high by 10-inches wide by 8-inches deep.
Deluxe Single Niche
A Deluxe Single niche holds one or two cremation urns. All Deluxe Single niches are inside and will have a marble or glass* front. It is approximately 18-inches wide and 12-inches deep.
"True Companion" Niche
A True Companion niche holds two cremation urns. All True Companion niches are outside in Block 9 of Holy Cross Cemetery. They have a single-size granite front with engraved lettering and are approximately 12-inches wide and 24-inches deep.
"Deluxe Companion" Niche
A Deluxe Companion niche holds two cremation urns. It will have a marble or glass* front inside and a granite front outside. It is approximately 24-inches wide and 12-inches deep.
Additional inurnment options include placement in a crypt or burial in a grave, either a full grave or a partial grave, subject to cemetery burial policies.
A completed Burial Rights Assignment Form is the best way for an original owner (a married couple exercises joint ownership) or their heirs to clearly define whether a burial space will be used for full-body burial or cremated remains, and by whom. This Form can be completed with no charge by contacting the appropriate Cemetery Office. This work can be done by mail too.
Beyond the purchase of a burial space (niche), the payment of a Burial Service Fee is required for each person. This is often called Opening & Closing by funeral directors. The Catholic Cemeteries charge variable fees to place a person in a grave, crypt or niche, whether full-body or after cremation. The Burial Service Fee can be pre-paid to avoid future price increases and avoid any further payments to the Cemeteries. If a burial is scheduled on certain holiday eves or on any Saturday, an overtime surcharge is also incurred.
* = the purchase of a glass front niche requires the purchase of a cremation urn from the Catholic Cemeteries to maintain a sense of visual integrity, uphold design standards and assure long-term durability.