Pre-Planning
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Pre-Planning

Why pre-plan now?

One of the greatest gifts you can give your family is taking the time to pre-plan, providing peace of mind with a clear understanding of your wishes before your death. Our counselors will guide you through the decision process and help alleviate many of your concerns.

What are some of the benefits of pre-planning?

  • It’s easy. It allows you to consider the many options available and to make informed decisions that are meaningful to both you and your family.
  • It reduces stress. It can prevent tension and disagreements among family members who are forced to decide what you would have wanted.
  • It saves money. By making decisions today, you are able to lock in prices.

Where do I start?

The first major decision is to ask our counselors for information. If you have a burial location in mind, you might select and purchase the right to the burial space now.

Pre-planning the remaining cemetery arrangements can be done at any time, which will make it that much easier for your family. Regardless of what you decide, we at Catholic Cemeteries are here to help – it’s our ministry.

In Ground Burial Options

In-ground arrangements involve purchasing:

  • Burial rights to grave space
    • Pricing is based on the number and types of burials to be done at that location
    • Pricing is also based on the type of memorial allowed at that location (flat marker, monument, etc)
  • One-time, non-refundable perpetual care fee for the ongoing upkeep of the cemeteries, mausoleums, etc.
  • Interment fee for the labor and equipment needed for preparing the committal site, physical interment, overhead costs, etc. Additional fees are incurred for a Saturday committal completed by 2:00 PM.
  • Burial vault required for each casket or cremation burial. Casket-sized burial vaults will also have a delivery and setup fee for the lowering devise, tent, chairs, etc. Setting a tent for a cremation burial is optional.
  • Memorial flat markers, monuments, engravings, bronze castings, plaques/emblems, flower vases, cameo pictures, veteran memorials, etc.

Family Estates

family estate
  • Calvary private family estate flat marker memorialization, $44,000 for 12 in-ground spaces.
  • Resurrection private family estates, from 4 person mini estates starting at $17,600 to full estates for 12 burial rights at $53,900.
    Resurrection estates allow for upright, unique estate memorialization from statues and benches to above ground private mausoleums.

For more information, contact one of our counselors.

Traditional Monument Graves

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  • Available at Resurrection, Saint Mary Magdalene, St. Mary and Holy Sepulchre Cemeteries
  • Graves must be purchased and allow one monument spanning both graves purchased as a companion pair
  • Cost of two, full-size graves (permitting an upright monument): $4,400
  • Cemetery arrangements for two people including graves, interment fees, vaults, vault deliveries, upright monument, foundation, perpetual care fees for monument, final date engraving, starting from $15,000. Pricing is subject to change. Final cost is determined by selection

Traditional Flat Marker Graves

Flat Granite Marker
  • Available at all five Catholic Cemeteries
  • Each full-size grave allows one casket burial or one cremation urn burial
  • Two full- size graves (permitting a flat marker): $2,860
  • Cemetery arrangements for two people including graves, interment fees, vaults, vault deliveries, flat companion marker, marker installation, and final date engraving, starting from $9,950. Pricing is subject to change. Final cost is determined by selection

Lawn Crypts (two-person vault already in ground)

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  • Available at Resurrection and Holy Sepulchre Cemeteries
  • A lawn crypt is an underground chamber for two people that will accommodate two casket interments (top and bottom)
  • Each grave allows two interments, which can be two caskets, two cremation urns, or one casket and one cremation urn
  • Lawn crypts are packaged with section-specific memorials at prices very competitive with traditional burial arrangements
  • Lawn crypts are sold as complete packages for a casket starting from $7,504.30.

Double Interment Graves

double internment grave
  • Available at all five Catholic Cemeteries
  • Each full-size grave allows one casket and one cremation burial or up to two cremation burials
  • Cemetery arrangements for two cremation burials including grave, interment fees, vaults, marker, marker installation and final date engraving, starting from $6,300
  • Cemetery arrangements for one casket burial and one cremation burial including grave, interment fees, vaults, vault delivery, marker, marker installation and final date engraving, starting from $7,700. Pricing is subject to change. Final cost is determined by selection

Cremation Graves

cremation graves
  • Available at all five Catholic Cemeteries in specific areas
  • Each small-size grave allows one cremation burial and permits flat markers only
  • Two small-size cremation graves (permitting a flat marker): $1,650
  • Cemetery arrangements for two people including graves, interment fees, vaults, tents, companion marker, marker installation and final date engraving, starting from $5,650. Pricing is subject to change. Final cost is determined by selection

Veterans: Haven of Heroes

veteran grave
  • Single veteran cremation burial package: $1,075
  • Veteran and spouse cremation burial package: $5,300
  • Single veteran casket burial package (regular or oversized): $1,500
  • Veteran and spouse casket burial package (regular or oversized): $5,730

Our counselors are available to provide more information and pricing

Above-Ground Burial Options

Above-ground arrangements involve purchasing:

1. Burial rights to casket-sized crypt or cremation niche

  • Metal casket is required for crypt entombment.
  • Pricing is primarily based on row height (Row A is always at the bottom), type (single vs. companion), and location inside a mausoleum or on an outside wall/columbarium.

2. One-time, non-refundable perpetual care fee for the ongoing upkeep of the cemeteries, mausoleums, etc.

3. Interment fee for the labor and equipment needed for preparing the committal site, leading the procession, physical interment on a weekday completed by 3:00 PM, closing the committal site, cleaning the area for visitors, customer service, and overhead costs, etc. Additional fees are incurred for a Saturday committal completed by 2:00 PM.

4. Memorial engravings, bronze castings, plaques/emblems, flower vases, cameo pictures, veteran memorials, etc.

There are a variety of above-ground options at our cemeteries. Our counselors are available to help you find the right choice for you and your family.

Private Family Estates

private family estate
  • Mini estates and full estates can accommodate above ground custom mausoleums (prices vary)
  • Existing 6-person mausoleum plus 6 full-size in ground grave private estate: $165,000
  • Available 6-person family estate crypts inside Holy Angels Mausoleum, $65,100 covers all cemetery cost.

For additional information, please contact one of our counselors.

Mausoleum Casket Crypts

mausoleum casket crypt

Mausoleum Crypts for casket entombment vary in cost depending on location, type, and height or level. Costs for complete cemetery arrangements for one casket entombment start from $4,100. Caskets within the mausoleum must be of metal construction (no wood caskets).

Cremation Niches

cremation niche

Mausoleum and Columbarium glass and granite niches for cremation interment vary in cost depending on location, type, and height or level. Costs for complete cemetery arrangements for a single granite niche start at $3,100.

For additional information, please contact one of our counselors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our FAQ page for answers to many of your questions.

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