• Deciding Between Burial vs. Cremation

    Burial Options If you’re pre-planning your final arrangements, you’ll need to choose between ground burial, mausoleum entombment or one of several cremation-related options. Understanding both processes can help you make an informed decision. The Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh is here to help you understand your options. Below we further discuss cremation… View Article

  • What Are the Different Types of Headstones & Monuments?

    Memorials such as headstones, burial vaults, crypts, and mausoleums represent the final resting place of someone who has passed away. They provide a permanent reminder of our loved ones and are a constant source of inspiration. At The Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, we know there are several types of monuments and… View Article

  • Steps to Making Funeral Arrangements in Advance: Pre Planning

    Although trends have dramatically shifted over the years, some people postpone making burial or funeral arrangements in advance because they don’t view these important decisions as a priority.  As a Catholic, you may strongly desire to adhere to the Church’s teachings regarding burial, funeral, and committal rites, but you avoid engaging in these topics regardless… View Article