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Learn about Catholic Burial


Diane Gray, Office Manager of Oakwood Catholic Cemetery in Traverse City, and Fr. Wayne Dziekan, Director of the Secretariat for Justice and Peace, will present workshops on Catholic Burial practices on the following dates at the listed locations:

  • Wednesday, August 19, St. Ann Parish, Cadillac
  • Thursday, August 20, Christ the King Parish, Acme
  • Tuesday, August 25, Immaculate Conception Parish, Centennial Hall, Traverse City
  • Thursday, August 27, St. Mary Parish, Cheboygan
  • Tuesday, September 15, St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord
  • Wednesday, September 16, St. Pius X Parish, Hale
All workshops will begin at 6:30 PM Gray will provide insights and answers to issues concerning Catholic Burial practices. Such as: what can be done about the high cost of burial? What are the options? What is required by the Church? What is required by law? What is the environmental impact of our burial practices? Is “Green Burial” a possibility for Catholics? What about cremation options? Fr. Wayne will help clarify pastoral situations and provide connections with Catholic Social Teaching. All interested persons are invited to attend this workshop which promises to be of relevance to people of all who are interested in learning more about Catholic burial. For questions or additional information, please call: Diane Gray at 231.947.7921 or Fr. Wayne Dziekan at 231.409.1387

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