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Catholic Burial Workshop Sept. 29 in T.C.

09/18/2011

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 a workshop on Catholic Burial practices on Thursday, September 29 and St. Patrick Church in Traverse City. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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. Advance registration is not required. For questions or additional information, please call Diane Gray at 231.947.7921 or Fr. Wayne Dziekan at 231.409.1387

This workshop is an outreach of the Oakwood Diocesan Catholic Cemetery and the Secretariat for Justice & Peace and is partially funded through the Catholic Services Appeal.

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