On Friday, May 5th, 2017 the archdiocese will offer to people of all faiths the opportunity to bury the cremated remains of their loved ones in a community crypt at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7301 W. Nash St., Milwaukee and at St. Adalbert Cemetery, 3801 S. 6th Street, Milwaukee. This service is provided free of charge. A committal service will take place at 9:00 AM at both locations.
Specific information regarding each individual cremated remains within the community crypt will be documented and records maintained by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries. Please be prepared to complete our Burial Authorization Form in advance of the interment of the cremated remains.
Families who later decide to reinter the cremated remains to a crypt or niche within one of the eight Catholic Cemeteries would be responsible for those costs.
Please contact the cemetery you are interested in directly at the numbers below:
Holy Cross Cemetery (414) 438-4420
St. Adalbert Cemetery (414) 483-3663
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The act of burying the dead is consistent with our belief that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and deserves respect at all stages of existence. For a wide variety of reasons, families may have not yet provided for the final disposition of the cremated remains of family members.The cremated remains are often taken home with plans for proper disposition at some time in the future. Since many times cremated remains are never retrieved from the funeral home or crematory, those sites will also be offered the same opportunity to bring forth remains for respectful disposition.