Viewings can be public or private, even if cremation is the preferred method of disposition. Viewing and visitation provide a time for gathering family and supportive friends, creating a meaningful remembrance and a sense of connection with those we hold dear.
The phenomenon of cremation is still largely unfamiliar and emotionally uncomfortable for some religions. Although cremation has been a practice of the Catholic Church since 1963, restrictions allowed very few Catholics to choose it. In recent years, changes to these conditions made by the Catholic Church have enabled cremation to be considered an acceptable option.
Cremation offers a wide range of service options to help celebrate the life of the person who has died. You may choose a traditional funeral service, memorial service or commemorative gathering to occur before or after the cremation process. There are also several options for the final disposition of the remains. You may choose to place the urn in a family plot at the cemetery.