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Columbarium and Memorial Garden

The St. Francis of Assisi Memorial Garden is a place of great faith, a place of tender rest, and a gathering place for parish celebration.

The Columbarium houses the remains of those we love and includes 632 niches, each of which can accommodate one or two burial urns. It also provides 32 small niches for infants and for miscarried or stillborn children.

The Memorial Wall, also in the Garden, provides room for over 600 memorial plaques.  Memorial plaques are names inscribed in memory of deceased parishioners who are buried elsewhere, or in memory of our parishioners’ deceased family members.

As Catholics, we believe that Baptism is our birth into the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; the Eucharist is our meal for life’s journey. Our Memorial Garden reminds us of this mystery. As we pass through the Garden each Sunday on our way to Mass, we come through death to life, through the Garden to the waters of Baptism and the table of the Eucharist. We are travelers passing through, incorporated into the body of Christ, one day to be united with him and with those we love who have gone before us.

For more information about the Memorial Garden and Columbarium, or to purchase a niche or plaque, please contact Tresa Pickup, 847-8205 x 249.

To make arrangements for a funeral for your loved one, please call the parish office to speak with Tresa Pickup or Kathleen Owen (during office hours) or page one of the Friars via their voice mail.

919-847-8205

Tresa Pickup x249
Kathleen Owen x241
Fr. Steve Kluge x226
Fr. Steve Patti x224