St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church’s columbarium offers the option of a burial site near the church, a tradition originating in the early church. This makes a powerful statement of our faith: our ultimate goal is to live this life in Christ so that one day, through death, we can share in eternal life with God.
For those who would like another way to remember loved ones, a memorial wall is located in the same garden adjacent to the columbarium. St. Andrew’s memorial wall and columbarium are primarily for deceased members of St. Andrew parish. They are built into the hillside between the church and the chapel, thereby enabling people to complete their earthly spiritual journey near where they worshiped.
Although the columbarium appears different from what we normally consider a cemetery to look like – it is a cemetery just the same. It is the final resting place of the loved ones of our parish. Children are welcomed and indeed encouraged to visit, but please remember that this is sacred ground. Please dissuade children from playing in or around the columbarium and surrounding garden areas.
There are 400 niches with each niche capable of holding the remains of two people. Depending on demand, it can be expanded to 1700 niches at a later date.
Columbarium Maintenance- Spring 2018
Some importance maintenance and cleaning is being done around and in the Columbarium at the parish. Please refrain from being in that area while the workers are present and also please do not place flowers in the Columbarium until the work is complete. We apologize for the inconvenience.
For those who would like another way to remember loved ones, a place for memorial plaques is located in the same garden adjacent to the columbarium.
Other Ways to Honor a Loved One
Memorial bricks can be purchased for $125 each. Donations can also be made to the Bischoff Memorial Fund which supports the flowers and landscaping around the columbarium.
- Columbarium Policy
- Parishioner Price List
- Non- parishioner Price List
- Memorial Garden Form
- Brick Order Form
For more information, please contact Lucille Wargo at 919-362-0414 or for an appointment.