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Everyone needs a final resting place, and now Prince of Peace will be able to accommodate this need with the addition of a columbarium to our parish grounds.

As we move through our Circle of Life we began our lives in the back of the church at the Baptismal font. Then we go on to spend our lives within the church facing forward to the Altar of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. How fitting to complete our existence here by remaining on the church grounds where it all began.

From a personal perspective, there is great consolation in having the remains of a loved one at rest near their church. Family and friends can easily stop by for a prayer or meditation on their way to or from Mass. From a practical perspective, a columbarium represents a responsible use of parish land, and the cost is reasonable to both the church and its parishioners.

The columbarium is constructed of granite, brick and concrete and complements the design of the adjacent church and school buildings. It is located outside the church just beyond the Rose Window behind the Altar. The drawing on the previous page depicts a completed section of the columbarium. The diagram above identifies the placement of the columbarium on the church grounds.

Beginning in April 2006, columbarium niche orders have been accepted on a “first-come, first-served” basis. The Prince of Peace Columbarium is being fully funded through the sale of its niches. No monies are being drawn from any church funds for either the building of this project or for the perpetual care of its occupants.

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about cremation, arraangements, and the columbarium.
  • Columbarium Rules

  • Click here for the rules governing the columbarium.
  • The Right of Inurnment Certificate

  • Click here for the The Right of Inurnment Certificate, niche purchase agreement.
  • Affidavit Concerning Disposition of My Body.

  • Click here for the Affidavit ConcernAffidavit Concerning Disposition of My Body form.
  • Funeral Planning Guide

  • The death of a loved one is a difficult time for a family. In an effort to help understand the steps involved in planning a funeral and the available resources, Prince of Peace has created a brief Funeral Planning Guide. Please click here for access to the Guide. The Guide also lists available grief support resources. Copies of the Guide are also available in the church office.
  • Pre-Care and After-Care Resources

  • Birmingham offers a number of community-based resources for health care, financial planning, legal assistance, and care giving. We have compiled a list of some supportive community resources that are available to those experiencing serious illness or death of a loved one. Click here for access to the Pre-Care and After-Care Resources list. Copies of the list are also available in the church office.
  • Information Update

  • Phase 1 is sold out.
  • We are now selling niches at a price of $2,500.
  • Memorial Wall plaques are available for $495
  • To purchase a niche in the Prince of Peace Columbarium, please contact the church office at 205.822.9125 or
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