If you have the cremated remains of loved ones around your home, and you’d like to give them a permanent final resting place for free, take advantage of the Catholic Cemetery Association’s Cremated Remains Committal Program. The Vatican has said it’s okay to be cremated, but those cremated remains must be kept intact, not scattered, and placed in a cemetery.
On November 2, 2018, the Diocese of Santa Fe will hold a committal service in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque and Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. The deceased persons and their families do not need to be Catholic to participate.
There will be a Mass celebrating the memory of those being laid to rest. Family and friends of the deceased, as well as the broader community, are invited to attend. A procession to the gravesite and Committal Service will follow the Mass.
You must make arrangements in advance to take advantage of this opportunity! If you are caring for a loved one’s cremated remains at home, contact Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque at 505-243-0218 or Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe at 505-983-2322 by October 31, 2018.
- Schedule an appointment to speak with an advisor.
- Arrangements and paperwork must be completed no later than October 31, 2018.
- Invite family and friends to attend the service.
The Committal Services will both take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2. Mt. Calvary Cemetery is located at 1900 Edith Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. Rosario Cemetery is located at 499 N. Guadalupe Street in Santa Fe.
The Committal Services are part of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival. Let them know you heard about this opportunity through A Good Goodbye and the Before I Die New Mexico Festival!
Archbishop’s Hour Interview on Catholic Radio
These Committal Services and the Before I Die New Mexico Festival were discussed on The Archbishop’s Hour radio show on Monday, October 8. Festival coordinator Gail Rubin and Augustin Villegas III with the Catholic Cemetery Association joined host Mary Woods to talk about this opportunity and the festival. Click here to listen to the podcast of the interview, which starts 22 minutes into the file.