Where is the St. Francis Cremains Garden?
The Cremains Garden is located next to the St. Francis statue in the front courtyard of the Church. According to state law we are not allowed to keep the ashes in containers of any kind. We have what is called "ashes to earth" where the ashes are taken out of the container and poured into the prepared plot.
Ashes to Earth
How do I plan for burial in the St. Francis Cremains Garden?
- No scattering of ashes
- (Ashes are placed in a prepared plot in the garden.)
- No markers or plaques
- (We are not a cemetery hence no markers, but there is a commemoration plaque in the Church that displays the formal name and death date of the deceased.)
After you have contacted the funeral home of choice, then contact the priest at the parish office to schedule a day and time for the internment.
Is there any cost for internment in the St. Francis Cremains Garden?
What would you pay at a cemetery? Go from there.
Minimum donation is $100. Funds are needed for upkeep and maintenance of the St. Francis Cremains Garden.
Ashes can be delivered to the parish office by the funeral home or by yourself at the arranged time of burial.
If you have any questions, please call the parish office at 817 274-0643.