On All Souls Day, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, 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. This service is provided free of charge. Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki will celebrate Mass at 8:30 a.m., followed by a committal service at 9 a.m.
Registration is now closed for the Nov. 2 All Souls Remembrance Ministry ceremony. Please check back again for the next scheduled service. More information to come.
Specific information regarding each individual cremated remains within the community crypt will be documented and records maintained by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries. 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.
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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.