The Holy Comforter Memorial Garden is a serene and beautiful area set off next to the church in which we bury the cremated remains of our loved ones. It is also a place to separate oneself from the world around us to pray, meditate, or simply “be." Burial is available to members, former members, and their loved ones. A plaque is mounted on the wall of the church bearing the name and birth/death years of the deceased.
There is no cost for the burial.
The memorial plaque is currently $150.
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ST. FRANCIS GARDEN
Our pets often become like true members of our families. When they die, it is so hard to say “good-bye." We have set aside an area in our memorial garden as a place of rest for the cremated remains of our beloved pets.
There is no charge for the burial.
If desired, the priest will offer prayers at the time of interment. Please contact the church office for more information or to schedule a burial.
“The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all its meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised.
The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn.” (BCP, 507)
The service for the Burial of the Dead is available to anyone. For Christians, the Eucharist is usually celebrated, although that is up to the family.
The church office should be notified as soon as possible after a loved ones death. Every effort will be made to accommodate the family’s schedule and wishes.
There are certain fees for the organist, flowers, etc. The church office will assist you with these and other details.