Mausoleum Crypts are available for above ground burial either in interior or exterior settings. The first mausoleum was built in 353 B.C. for King Mausolus, from whose name the word “mausoleum” was derived. Scripture tells us that Joseph of Arimathea “went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. He then took it down, wrapped it in a shroud and put him in a tomb which was hewn in stone in which no one had yet been laid” (Luke 23: 52-54). Throughout the Church’s history, mausoleum-style entombment has been utilized. Early Christians were buried in the catacombs. In older churchyard cemeteries, private mausoleums can be found, but because of their costs, they were available only to the affluent.
Today, Community Garden Crypt facilities make above ground burial affordable for persons who have a preference for this type of burial. Depending on the type of memorial selected for ground burial or the type of outer burial container purchased, crypt burial can often be comparable, or less in cost to grave burial.
Catholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas offers families a choice of selecting crypt spaces located within either a Garden Mausoleum, a Chapel Mausoleum that affords a personal access code, or the option of purchasing a private mausoleum that is custom built and designed by each individual family.
All of the new Catholic Cemeteries Community Mausoleum Chapels have a religious theme to each building, are heated/air conditioned, and offer visitation seven days a week in a serene and comfortable setting.
In addition to the crypt spaces, Catholic Cemeteries also offers a comprehensive line of bronze emblems to adorn your crypt front.
Entombment Service Fees – Much like the ground burial option, Catholic Cemeteries allows families to pre-pay these fees to cover the costs of conducting an entombment.
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