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Columbarium Memorial Garden Pavers

As part of our Columbarium project, a Memorial Garden will be constructed as a place for prayer and reflection.  The ground of the garden will be laid with commemorative pavers.  These pavers can serve to memorialize a loved one, honor someone special, or recognize a special event such as a wedding or anniversary. All parishioners are welcome to purchase a paver.

Initially, 300 commemorative pavers will be placed around a flagpole that will be the centerpiece of the Memorial Garden. Space for an additional 500 pavers will be allocated for future memorials.

The cost of each paver is $150. To place your order, please follow the steps below. Make sure you complete both steps.

Step 1

To order your paver, visit Polar Engraving’s website below. There you will enter the inscription information for your paver.

Step 2

To make the payment for your paver, go to St. Benedict’s donation page.

Questions? Contact columbarium@stbenedict.net

Columbarium Granite Bench Donation

There are 8 benches inside the Columbarium (2 at each niche section) for $3,000 each and 3 outside the Columbarium that will have a shelter/cover over them for $8,000 each. Interested parishioners should print out the order form, fill it out, and return the completed form to the front office. A staff member will contact them to coordinate payment. Engraving details can be reviewed and finalized after payment. Questions? Contact columbarium@stbenedict.net

Step 1

Check the availability of the granite benches and their location.

Step 2

Download the bench order form. Fill it out. Return the completed form to the church front office.

St. Benedict Columbarium Niches

The St. Benedict Columbarium and Memorial Garden will be a sacred resting place on holy ground for cremated human remains with the same dignity of a cemetery.  A place for our loved ones to rest until our Lord comes again, a place at home in our beloved community and Church.  Our columbarium will offer a very peaceful place for you to come and pray and ask God to intercede for your loved one.  The opportunity is here for you to purchase one of a limited number of niches in the Columbarium. 

The proposed parish columbarium offers these benefits:

Perpetual Care
The Code of Canon Law requires the Catholic Church to perpetually maintain its places of burial.  Hence, care will always be assured.

Security
Proximity on well-lighted Church grounds assures optimum security.

Convenience
With your final resting place only a few feet away from the Church, your family and friends attending Mass will be able to visit the columbarium which is a brief walk away.

Serenity
Our columbarium design fits perfectly into existing space, offering a serene, peaceful environment for meditation and quiet reflection.

St. Benedict is required to comply with all Archdiocese of Atlanta columbarium requirements before construction can begin.

The outdoor columbarium altar can be used for

· Memorial Service for All Souls Day

· Services for Urn Placement in Niche

· Veterans Day Memorial Services

Cost will include engraved face, perpetual care fund and all other costs associated with the columbarium.

Reservation deposits
St. Benedict Catholic Church is in the process of developing and obtaining local approvals for construction of the Columbarium. Upon the completion of the engineering, construction drawings and permitting, and builder contract, the church will be able to provide the exact cost of the Niche. Until that time, St. Benedict is not able to accept binding agreements to purchase niches in the Columbarium. However, the church will now begin accepting reservation deposits of $500. All deposits for reservations are refundable. Click below for the reservation form.