Do I need to be a member of St. Gianna’s Church to be entombed at LWC?
No, Living Waters Columbarium, though located within St. Gianna Beretta Molla Church, operates under its own identity and is open to those both within and beyond the parish of St. Gianna Beretta Molla.
Where will my funeral liturgy be celebrated if I am not a member of St. Gianna’s Church?
The Mass of the Resurrection or Liturgy of the Word is usually celebrated in the home parish of the deceased. Entombment of the cremated remains at Living Waters Columbarium may happen the same day as the celebration of the rituals, if possible, or at a later date.
My spouse isn’t Catholic. Can he/she be entombed at LWC?
Members of other faith traditions and practices can be entombed at Living Waters Columbarium.
Are other services available from LWC in addition to the niches?
The staff at Living Waters Columbarium can support families in coordinating all the supportive pieces associated to funerals.
Why should I pre-plan?
Pre-planning brings great peace of mind at a number of levels. It ensures that your wishes will be carried out at the time of your death. Pre-planning is a wonderful gift to those left behind, as it significantly reduces any potential financial strain, as well as the details and decisions to be made at the time of death.
When does cremation take place – before the funeral or after?
The preference of the Church is that cremation take place following the celebration of the rituals. However, the Church can celebrate the rituals in the presence of cremated remains.
Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
* Holidays not applicable