Catholic Cremation Services


A Funeral Home for Catholics Choosing Cremation

At Catholic Cremation Services, families can arrange all of their funeral, cremation and burial needs in one convenient location. This expansion of our ministry allows us to completely serve and care for every individual and family when a loved one has been called home to God. 

Within the Archdiocese of Toronto, Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services has the responsibility to provide cemetery and funeral services to our Catholic faithful along with the proper celebration of Catholic Funeral Rites and the Order of Christian Funerals.

For Catholics Choosing Cremation

Many Catholics are unaware that the Church has accepted cremation since 1963. Since that time, the practice has increased in many countries for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, with this increase comes practices that require clarification.

Following the most ancient Christian tradition, the Church asks that the faithful, in preparing their funeral and burial arrangements, ensure that the bodies of Catholics are buried in cemeteries or other sacred places.

When, for legitimate reasons, cremation has been chosen, the ashes of the faithful must be laid to rest in a sacred place, that is, in a cemetery or, in certain cases, in a church or an area set aside for this purpose, and so dedicated by the bishop.

According to Church teaching, scattering cremated remains on the sea, in the air, on the ground, or keeping them in the homes of relatives does not display appropriate reverence.

There is a spiritual and emotional benefit for placing cremated remains in a proper place of burial. It gives the bereaved and the Church community a place to focus remembrance and pray for the deceased. Such a place will make it easier to memorialize those that have been called home to God.

Cremation Burial Options

Cremation Columbaria

Columbaria are granite structures with niches where urns with ashes may be placed. A bronze plaque and a memorial photo ceramic is attached to the niche to memorialize a loved one.

Cremation Niches in Mausoleums

Indoor niches are available in all of our mausoleums. Marble, granite, as well as glass front niches are available in either single or double spaces.

Cremation Graves and Family Plots

Another option for those choosing cremation is ground burial of the urn with ashes in a cremation grave or a family lot.

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Cremation Urns

We offer an extensive selection of cremation urns at all of our cemetery and funeral home offices.