“Straight Answers to Cremation Questions” will be the topic of a seminar presented by Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo
and Mount Calvary Cemetery
on Wednesday, Apr. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at Pine Lawn Chapel, 2951 Harlem Rd., Cheektowaga.
“With more and more families selecting cremation, this is a good time to provide insight into cremation options,” said Carmen Colao, diocesan director of Catholic Cemeteries.
“This type of forum also helps eliminate confusion regarding Church teaching about cremation
,” Colao said. “While the Church prefers burial or entombment of the body, cremation is permitted. It is also important for families to know that the body of the deceased should be present at the Funeral Mass, prior to cremation, and that it is the Church’s preference that the cremated remains receive a proper burial, preferably in a Catholic Cemetery.” read more...