Madonna Cemetery has been proudly serving the Catholic community for over 165 years. Now, with the new expansion of our mausoleum, we can continue to provide peaceful, sacred, above ground burials at affordable prices to help our Catholic families plan ahead.
One of the principal rules of a Catholic burial is that the deceased receive the Rite of Committal before interment. The Rite of Committal is a series of prayers that serve as the final good bye and act of respect and kindness toward the deceased. The Rite of Committal should not take place in the church and it should always come after the wake and funeral Mass. The Rite of Committal can be given to cremated human remains.
– from the Catholic Church’s Rules on Burials by Lillian Downey