To Rise with Christ: Vatican Instruction concerning burial and cremation
On October 25, 2016 the Vatican released the instruction “To Rise with Christ” regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation. This “new” Instruction is really not that new since it reaffirms the long standing teaching of the Catholic Church. However, this provides an opportunity to provide information to our current generation who may not be familiar with the Church’s teaching. “Our people are simply unaware that there is a Catholic way of marking the death of one of our faithful in faith, liturgy, and final disposition of our mortal remains. Selecting cremation does not change that.” (Rev. H. Richard Rutherford, CSC, October 31, 2016)
Please click on this link for the full text of “To Rise with Christ”.
We welcome your questions and comments. Please feel free to contact your Catholic Cemeteries at staff@MyCatholicCemetery.org
In the Spirit of the Christmas Season
Holyrood Catholic Cemetery – Sock Drive
Holyrood Cemetery’s annual “Sock Drive” is underway and continues through Friday, December 16th.
Donations of socks, mittens, gloves, hats, blankets, cash, etc. are being accepted for those who cannot afford the necessities we took for granted. These simple items are of particular demand in the cold winter months. All donations will be sent to Catholic Community Services of Snohomish County Donations of may be dropped off at the Holyrood Cemetery office, Monday through Saturday, 8:00am – 4:30 p.m.
205 NE 205th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155
Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery – Giving Tree
Gethsemane Cemetery’s annual “Giving Tree” is up and is accepting donations of toys and gifts for needy children.
With the help of Catholic Community Services of Pierce County, Gethsemane Cemetery’s Giving Tree is decorated with ornaments that each hold the wish of a child in need. Each ornament will have the name, gender, and age of the child, as well as a gift that he or she wishes for Christmas. Please stop by and collect an ornament, and help us provide Christmas joy to those who need it most. Please return each gift, labelled with the child’s information, to Gethsemane Cemetery in Federal Way by December 19th. The ornament is yours to keep as a memento of our thanks.
37600 Pacific Highway S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-838-2240 or 253-927-3350
“I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40