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Burial Options and Services

Your Burial Options

Today many of the purchases of burial space made in Catholic Cemeteries are made in advance of death or pre-need.

A pre-need burial selection may be made in a calm, economic and prudent manner. The decisions made now will be your own which gives peace of mind for both you and your loved ones.

Catholic Cemeteries provides the following burial options:

GRAVES – Interment in a grave remains the most widely used form of burial.

CRYPTS – Crypts are available for above ground burial. Crypts make above ground burial affordable for persons who have a preference for this type of burial. Crypt burials are often comparable in cost to a grave burial.

NICHES – A niche is an above ground burial crypt that is sized to hold an urn. Cremation is an acceptable option for those of the Catholic faith. The church prefers the interment of the body as a fuller expression of our Christian faith.

Information about pre-need purchases or any services may be obtained from the cemetery manager during normal business hours.

Pre-Arrangement: An Act of Love

At Harrisburg Diocesan Cemeteries, we encourage families to consider pre-arrangement of their cemetery needs. Just as preparing a will is a kind and responsible act, arranging for your final resting place is equally wise and compassionate. Many of our families are surprised to learn how many advantages pre-arrangement actually provides.

Why Prearrange?

  • Relieve Your Family of Difficult Decisions
  • Purchasing Now Locks in Price
  • Wider Choice of Cemetery Locations
  • Enjoy Peace of Mind
  • Only You Can Decide What is Best For Your Family

Have a Question About Your Options?

Contact a Cemetery Manager

Our Diocesan Cemetery Managers are available to assist you to make an intelligent, unhurried decision, with information that will help you make a decision that’s right for you and your family, at the right time for you.

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