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.
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