In this burial option, cremated remains are placed in an urn, which is then placed in a space in the mausoleum, called a cremation niche. The face of a niche may be personalized with emblems and flower vases. Types include:
Single niche holds one cremation urn.
Companion niche holds two cremation urns and are available in side by side or tandem configurations.
Companion Glass front niches are available for two cremation urns inside the Chapel Mausoleum at Gethsemane.
Columbarium A columbarium is a free standing bank of niches used solely for cremated remains.
Garden abbey The garden abbey option is a low cost mausoleum cremation burial space, attractively priced for immediate need burials.
Granite Boulders and Benches
Cremation Boulders are large granite boulders placed under trees in wooded areas of the cemeteries. Urns holding the cremated remains are placed inside cylinders that have been drilled into the granite. Inscribed bronze rings provide memorialization.
Cremation Benches, in which the urn of cremated remains are sealed within the base of the bench, are an alternate option for monument lots or estate lots and may be memorialized.
Cremation Graves Cremation graves are for single cremation burials and allow for a flush marker memorialization.
Additional Right of Burial allows for cremated remains to be buried in the same grave or mausoleum crypt with the appropriate fee paid. Written permission by the owner of the grave or crypt is required. The Catholic Cemeteries allows up to two burials in one grave or one crypt — either one full-body burial and one cremation burial or two cremation burials.
Private family columbariums Family columbariums are available in sizes that can hold the cremated remains of two or more persons. The columbarium can serve as a family monument with the family name engraved at the top. Available for placement on a monument lot in lieu of a monument, or on an estate lot.
Garden of Gethsemane At Gethsemane Cemetery, the Garden of Gethsemane is a beautifully landscaped special section devoted entirely to cremation burial options, offering a unique place for gathering, reflection, and prayer. The theme of the Garden is the Five Sorrowful Mysteries associated with the recitation of the rosary. The focal point is a life-size, bronze statue of Jesus kneeling in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Each sorrowful mystery of the rosary is designed as a separate “room” of the garden, separated by trees, landscaping and ornamental ironwork reminiscent of a cloister screen. Each room features a granite sculpture set on a rocky base, expressive of the respective mystery of the rosary. Within each room are a selection of cremation burial options.
Cremation burial options in the Garden include:
Family estate lots — These are private family cremation areas located within the Garden of Getsemane, allowing for up to eight cremation burials, six in the ground and two in a granite bench. A family monument is required to be purchased.
Garden walls — These single or companion cremation burials are in pre-installed cremation burial vaults in the ground behind the wall. Memorialization is provided by a bronze plaque affixed to the top surface of the wall.
Columbarium — A free-standing granite structure offers single and companion cremation niches.