The Church and Cremation

Cremation has been accepted by the Catholic faith since 1963. In 1997, the Vatican gave the bishops of the United States permission to allow the celebration of the funeral Mass with the cremated remains present.

You may get information regarding the Church and Cremation from the Erie Diocesan Cemeteries main office (3325 West Lake Road, Erie) by calling 814-838-7724 or CLICK HERE for more information from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie.