WELCOME TO THE PARISH CEMETERY

St. Michael Parish Cemetery is located at the end of Durrell Street from West Main Cross Street near the I-75/SR12 (West Main Cross Street) interchange in Findlay, Ohio.  It holds the earthly remains of our family members and friends who have shared their love, fellowship and faith with us and is a sign of hope in God and His promise of everlasting life.

 

 

Cemetery maintenance and improvement donations are ongoing so that our Cemetery is properly cared for into the future.  Any donations, memorials or bequests can be made to St. Michael Cemetery at any time to assist with the continued development of the Cemetery and are greatly appreciated.

Specific ways of making donations are as follows:

 

  • Cemetery envelopes are included with April and October packets
  • Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT)
  • Cemetery envelopes provided at the back of both churches
  • Memorial envelopes at local funeral homes

 

Two types of interments:

 

  • Casket with vault – Traditional Grave Sites are for casket with vault burials
  • Cremains – Columbarium contains niches which are for cremains.  There are currently two Columbariums for the purpose of extending the life of the Cemetery.  Additional Columbariums may be added as needed.

 

Note:

Cremains are permitted in Traditional Grave Sites as described in items (2) and (3) of the Cemetery Rules and Regulations.  Cremains interred in Traditional Grave Sites may involve future significant additional costs since they continue to change and are assessed at the time of interment.

 

 

Pre-Arrangements:

 

Similar to preparing a will, it is a wise, compassionate and responsible act to pre-arrange your cemetery needs.

There are many advantages to pre-arrangement:

 

  • Relief to loved ones in midst of their grief giving them peace of mind
  • Make own decisions
  • More choices with respect to availability of grave sites and Columbarium niches

 

To pre-arrange contact the Cemetery Superintendent to choose grave site(s) or Columbarium niche(s).

 

Headstones are available through area dealers.  A good reference for these dealers can be found in the St. Michael the Archangel Parish bulletin.

 

 

 

  • Does the Catholic Church permit the body of the faithfully departed to be cremated?

    Yes, since Vatican II the church does allow the cremation option under certain circumstances and understandings. In Canon 1176 paragraph 3 it is written; “The church earnestly recommends that the pious custom of burying the bodies of the deceased be observed; nevertheless, the Church does not prohibit cremation unless it was chosen for reasons contrary to Christian doctrine.