Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington

The Catholic Way of Death & Burial

The Interment of Cremated Remains

“To rise with Christ, we must die with Christ: we must ‘be away from the body and at home with the Lord.’ In that ‘departure’ which is death the soul is separated from the body. It will be reunited with the body on the day of resurrection of the dead.”

If you have cremated remains in your home, the Catholic Cemeteries warmly welcomes your desire to inter them in the sacred grounds of a cemetery.

To discuss burial arrangements, kindly call 301-871-1300 or contact a Catholic Cemeterian at one of our cemeteries near you.

Click here for more information on what the Church teaches about cremation and the human person.