Columbarium and Memorial Prayer Garden

St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Columbarium and Memorial Prayer Garden

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.

  •  The garden provides a peaceful setting for loved ones to spend time in prayer and remembrance.
  • St. Bernadette Catholic Church Columbarium and Memorial Garden offers the option of a burial site on church grounds, close by the sanctuary in which the deceased once worshipped.
  • St. Bernadette Columbarium has 150 niches, each capable of holding the remains of two people.
  • The original wall contains 100 niches, with some still available for purchase. The higher wall to the left of the columbarium contains 50 niches, also available for purchase.

St. Bernadette Parish works closely with local funeral homes and cremation societies to ensure that the remains of the deceased are treated respectfully and in concordance with Canon Law. Inurnment typically occurs immediately following a funeral Mass, but can also be scheduled as a separate ceremony. The rites of the Catholic Church are followed at inurnment, and a brief prayer service is conducted by the priest.

St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Columbarium

  • St. Bernadette Columbarium has 150 niches, each capable of holding the remains of two people. In November, 2015, a second wall was opened and niches there are now available for purchase.
  • Price includes bronze urn and ID plate, granite memorial wall plaque, engraving and perpetual care.
  • Members of the St. Bernadette Parish are given priority in the purchase of columbarium niches. Non parishioner family members and others may purchase a niche at the discretion of the Pastor.

For more information, or to discuss purchase of a niche, please call the Main Office at 919.552.8758.