St. Rose Parish Cemetery

11330-11598 Avenue Rd
Perrysburg, OH 43551

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


Common questions and answers

Question: Are the grounds in Catholic Cemeteries blessed?
Answer: In a special way, the Catholic Church sets aside forever and blesses or consecrates the land of Catholic Cemeteries. The cemetery of a Catholic Chuch is an extension of the parish and is consecrated by the local Bishop.

Question: Can non-Catholic family members be buried in a Catholic Cemetery?
Answer: If a family member is not Catholic, they can be buried in a Catholic Cemetery as families are not seperated in death.

Question: What is the charge to maintain grave sites?
Answer: A perpetual care charge is included in the price of a grave and is set aside for future maintainance and beautification of the cemetery. This is a one time fee.

Questions On Cremation.
When should cremation take place?
Answer: The Church strongly prefers that cremation take place after the full funeral liturgy with the body. The presence of the body most clearly brings to mind the life and death of the person and better expresses the values that the Church affirms in its rites.

Question: What is the proper container for cremated remains?
Answer: Appropriate, worhty containers (not necessarily expensive) such as a classic urn are proper for cremated remains. At the present time the U. S. Bishops Committee on the Liturgy has determined only what is not a proper container. Although jewelry, dishes, statuary and space capsules are examples of designer containers now being offered, they are unacceptable in Catholic funeral practices. It is also unacceptable to have cremated remains made in jewelry, dishes and the like.

Question: Must cremated remains be buried or entombed?
Answer: Yes, Respectful final disposition of cremated remains involves interment or entombment. Burial options include a family grave in a cemetery marked with a traditional memorial stone or an urn garden, a special section in a cemetery with small, pre-dug graves for urns, or a Columbarium for cremated remains.

Question: What is a Columbarium?
Answer: A common practice is the entombment of the cremated remains in a Columbarium. It is an arrangement of niches, either in a mausoleum, a room or wall into which an urn or other worthy vessel is placed for permanent memorial.

Question: May I scatter the cremated remains?
Answer: No. The prectice of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground, or keeping cremated remains in the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not the reverent disposition that the Church requires. Burial at sea differs from scattering. An appropriate and worhty container, heavy enough to be sent to its final resting place, may be dropped into the sea.

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