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.
Our friends at Westminster Presbyterian Church are hosting a Grief Recovery Program each Thursday through November 12th.
The meetings will begin at 6:45pm and they are located in the Memorial Parlor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair.
For more information, please call 412-835-6630 or check out their website: http://www.westminster-church.org/events/event-list/grief-recovery.
A Thumbies keepsake is a beautiful way to use and wear jewelry as a reminder of a loved one who has passed on. It’s also a perfect memento that will keep memories of a friend, parent, spouse or another special person near you.
Thumbies fingerprint charms can be designed in one of the several ways:
When a loved one passes away, Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes of Pittsburgh can order a variety of memorial products for you, including Thumbies products. Our services include taking prints from your loved one and placing your order. This jewelry is a heartfelt way to stay connected to your loved one for the rest of your life.
Call Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes today for pre-planning needs and questions you may have about funerals, burials, or cremations.
When a loved one dies, many families ask for either relatives or close friends to perform a eulogy. A eulogy is a speech written in tribute of the deceased. It’s considered to be one of the most important parts of a funeral service because it reminds the guests who the deceased was—what they enjoyed, what they were known for, and what type of person they were. It’s a chance to remember why this person was special to so many people and to reminisce about great memories.
Many people are not sure who they should consider to deliver a eulogy at a loved one’s funeral. Here are some tips that should help if you need to find someone who can give a meaningful public remembrance.
Be sure that the person or people you choose are comfortable speaking in front of a crowd, that they have time to write out a eulogy, and that they can spend some time gathering their thoughts so they know what they want to say. Offer to have them speak with the deceased’s loved ones to hear about stories that can make a eulogy more personal. If you have any questions about what to include in a eulogy, Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes can help.
You may find that you will need to travel with cremains to deliver them to another location to be buried or placed in a columbarium. Families often ask us how that can accomplished. The following three methods are most frequently used to transport the cremated body of a loved one or pet.
When you travel with a cremated body, you should buy an urn that is unbreakable. Glass, ceramic, or another delicate material are not best suited for transportation. You should pack the urn in a box that is protected with padding, and then box it again in another container. Should the packaging be jostled, you’ll know that it is safe if wrapped properly.
Pittsburgh, PA (April 27, 2015) – The decision-making process when a loved one dies can be overwhelming. For family members with no formal religious affiliation, the funeral arrangements and final tribute can be downright daunting.
With decades of experience serving families in need, Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes knows this firsthand and is enhancing the level of services offered to families by increasing its certified celebrants. Recently certified are Funeral Directors Scott Beinhauer and Sheila Coquet.