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ICGC Columbarium (Updated April 17, 2018)

April 17, 2018

The Columbarium at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

 

Mission

Create and maintain a permanent resting place for deceased members of the parish and other Catholic community families providing:

  - A convenient church site for conducting rites of the Church -

    funerals, memorial services, and inurnments.

  - A Catholic sacred space for the repose of a loved one’s

    cremains with long term care and maintenance.

 - A beautiful prayer garden area for visitation and meditation.

 - A cost effective and environmentally beneficial manner of repose

 

Frequently asked questions

 

What is a Columbarium?

A columbarium is a permanent group of niches within a wall of brick, each housing one or two urns for the repose of cremated remains of the departed. The Columbarium and Prayer Garden at Immaculate Conception is located in the back of the main church building. Phase 1 has 116 niches located on both sides of the statue of "Our Lady of Lourdes". Our columbarium offers niches 8" x 8" or niches 12" x 12".

 

May Catholics be cremated?

Yes. In May 1963, The Vatican’s Holy office (now the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith) permitted Catholics to choose cremation. This permission was incorporated into the revised Code of Canon Law 1983 (Canon #1176), as well as into the Order of Christian Funerals. It then became standard practice to celebrate the funeral liturgies with the body present, with cremation taking place after the liturgy. Most recently the bishops of the United States and the Holy See have authorized the celebration of a Catholic funeral liturgy with the cremation remains present. The Church encourages placement of the cremations remains in a final resting place.

 

Can I purchase a columbarium niche ahead of time (pre-need)?

Yes, absolutely. When a family plans ahead of time to select their columbarium niche it allows several positive things to happen:

 - It allows a person, or couple to make their own decision in a more   

       objectively financial way.

 - It keeps other family members from being forced at a very difficult

       time to make decisions for you.

 - It allows for the best opportunity to choose location for

       columbarium inurnment.

 - If an unfortunate accident or a long term illness occurs, your family

       will have fewer decisions to make.

 - It also simplifies the decision-making process because one price

       includes engraving the front piece, opening and closing the niche

       and one or two urns.

 

Maintenance

The Columbarium will be a self-sustaining entity totally supported by the proceeds from donations, licensing of niches, and sale of memorials. A special fund controls all expenditures, including maintenance, in perpetuity.

 

Niche License Includes

- The use of the niche in perpetuity for one or two urns.

- Opening and closing of the niche.

- Engraving of the cover plate with the full name, date of birth and date

   of death of the deceased.

- Long term care and maintenance of the entire Columbarium area.

 

Columbarium Committee Members

Steve Ekhaml steve.icgc@gmail.com

Co-Chairperson

 

Diana Larkins

Co-Chairperson

 

Members

Gerald Arter

Christy Warren

Juan Avila

Russ Whited

Lainy Inquimboy

William Davis

 

Advisor

Rev. Jason Caganap, CRM, JCL

 

Additional Information

Available at Parish Office 843-572-1270

 

 

 

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MASS SCHEDULE

 

Weekday Masses

8:30 A.M.& 6:30 P.M.

Saturday: 8:30 A.M.

Anticipated Mass- 5:00 PM

Sunday: 7:30, 9:30,

11:30 AM,

5:00 PM-Spanish Mass

7:00 PM-Brazilian Mass

Evening Prayer starts at 6:00 P.M. (Weekdays)


Confession: Every Saturday- 4-4:45 PM

First Friday- 5:30-6:15 PM

Holy Day: To be announced

Daily Adoration

Monday-Friday at 9am-6:30pm

Evening Prayer begins at 6pm

 

Sacred Heart Devotions 

On First Friday

Mass and Novena at 8:30am

Confessions (Eng. & Sp) 5:30-6:15pm

Mass and Devotions at 6:30pm 

Adoration/Benediction

7:30pm-8:30 AM Saturday

510 Saint James Ave.

Goose Creek, South Carolina

29445
icgc510@gmail.com

Tel: 843-572-1270
Fax:843-572-3128

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Office Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9am-4pm

Closed Wednesday

Friday: 9am-12pm

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