Cremation is permitted for Catholics as long as it is not chosen in denial of Christian teaching on the Resurrection and the sacredness of the human body. Church teaching insists that the cremated remains of a body should be treated with the same respect given to the human body from which they come. This includes the use of a worthy vessel to contain the ashes, the manner in which they are carried, the care and attention to appropriate placement and transport, and the final disposition. Cremated remains are often returned to the family in a plastic shipping container.
The price of urns can range depending on size, style, preference, detail, and availability. A basic urn can cost a few hundred dollars and some custom urns can cost upwards of thousands depending on details and customization. Call us today at 518-350-7678 to discuss urn options.