The next Grief and Loss support Group Dinner and Meeting is scheduled for March 18 in the McNary Conference Center at the Canonsburg Hospital (100 Medical Boulevard) at 6 p.m.
Many people don’t realize that cremation for Catholics has been permitted since 1963, when a cremation ban was officially lifted for the Catholic faithful. While cremation is different than traditional burial, there are still many aspects of the funeral service remain the same. Such traditions bring comfort to family, friends, and other loved ones.
Indoor glass-front niches give you the opportunity to decorate so that everyone can see your devotion to your loved one. These niches are above-ground indoor walls and have an enclosed front that is made of glass. If you choose cremation for either yourself or a loved one, you can have your cremated body placed in an urn and then displayed with decorative elements.
Here are some common ideas that are used by family and friends of the deceased.
A memorial plate will likely be placed in the niche so that the name of the deceased is known. You should first know the rules that are attached to columbaria in a cemetery or memorial space. Some do not allow articles of any kind and have strict rules about urn designs. Others will offer a list of suggestions that you may use to place items in the niche of your loved one.
If you would like to discuss pre-need or at-need plans for a funeral, burial, or cremation, contact Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes or Woodruff Memorial Park Cemetery today. We can assist you or answer any questions you have about our services. We will come to your home or meet you at one of our funeral homes. Remember, at Beinhauer’s, your loved ones never leave our care.
Celebrant services have been gaining in popularity in the past few decades. As more and more people acknowledge as being spiritual but having no religious affiliation, these services have been filling a void for many who are looking for a particular kind of service that matches their beliefs. Celebrant services are sometimes called a “celebration of life” and often have no religious service that precedes or follows.