Since 1983, the Catholic Church has permitted cremation as an option for Catholics. The Catholic Cemetery Association of Peoria ("CCA") provides Niches inside the Mausoleum for cremated remains. A Niche is a small cubicle (9" x 9" x 12") and is designed for a single Urn. The cost for the placement of a single urn in a Niche includes engraving.
Corridor D Single Niches -
Corridor F Single Niches -
Corridor H Single Niches -
Corridor K Single Niches -
A Double Niche holds two urns.
Corridor G Double Niches -
Corridor J Double Niches -
Outside inurnment of cremated remains is now available in the Courtyard at Resurrection Mausoleum. The newly installed Bread of Life Columbiarium (pictured below) provides the family with a beautiful, respectful final resting place for the cremated remains of a loved one.
Cremation Columbarium Niches are also available at St. Mary's Cemetery -
Also new to CCA are Cremation Benches and Double or Triple Niche Columbariums. These new options provide our customers with a different way to remember their loved ones. The Cremation Benches are placed in special areas and can hold up to 3 set of ashes. The price for benches includes inurnment fees and lettering. The Double and Triple Niche Columbian holds up to 2-3 urns and includes all fees as well.
We also allow placement of urns in the ground. Placements may be on an unoccupied grave, on an occupied grave, or in an occupied crypt in the Mausoleum. In 2009 CCA started requiring all Urns placed in Urn Vaults prior to inurnment in our cemeteries.
Other In-Ground options for cremated remains are also available. Special garden areas have been developed which provide for placement of a single urn per site. This price includes inurnment fees and a headstone. These are available at Resurrection and St. Mary cemeteries.