Bring Them Home Mass

Bring Them Home Mass and Committal Service

November 2, 2024 (All Souls Day) at 11:00am

Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery Chapel

12801 W. 44th Avenue

Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033

For questions, contact Deacon Marc Nestorick at deacon.nestorickm@archden.org or 303-715-2083.

The deadline to register cremated remains for the Mass and Committal Service is October 25, 2024.

Cremated remains of a loved one

do not belong in a closet.

Register for the Bring Them Home Mass ...

Souls Lakewood CO Funeral Home And Cremations

... and lay them to rest in our

Crypt of All Souls, at no cost.

WHAT IS THE

Bring Them Home Mass?

The Bring Them Home Mass and Committal Service is held on All Souls Day (November 2nd) and is an opportunity for those with the cremated remains of loved ones at their residence to bring them to Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery and lay them to rest in a sacred burial space, at no cost.


Every person, being made in the image and likeness of God, deserves to be buried in a dignified and sacred burial space. In fact, the burial of the dead is one of the Corporal Acts of Mercy (Tobit 1:16-18). 

“Following the most ancient Christian tradition, the Church insistently recommends that the bodies of the deceased be buried in cemeteries or other sacred places. […] By burying the bodies of the faithful, the Church confirms her faith in the resurrection of the body, and intends to show the great dignity of the human body as an integral part of the human person whose body forms part of their identity. […] Furthermore, burial in a cemetery or another sacred place adequately corresponds to the piety and respect owed to the bodies of the faithful departed who through Baptism have become temples of the Holy Spirit and in which “as instruments and vessels the Spirit has carried out so many good works.” (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Instruction “Ad resurgendum cum Christo,” October 25, 2016.)


As a ministry of the Archdiocese of Denver, Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS) of Colorado offers a unique program that allows, at no charge, the placement of cremated remains in our Crypt of All Souls. This service is available to anyone of any faith who has cremated remains that they want permanently interred within the consecrated grounds of the Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

WHY SHOULD CREMATED REMAINS BE

Interred in a Sacred Burial Space?

Respect for the Body


  • Human beings are made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27)
  • Cremated remains should be treated with the same manner of dignity and respect as a body
  • Confirm faith in the resurrection of the body
  • Piety and respect for the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit
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Psychological


Laying a loved one's cremated remains to rest in a sacred burial space aids in the grieving process. Grief Counselors have reported that people are less likely to psychologically heal from the death of a loved one if they keep the cremated remains at home. Part of the funeral process is for us to say goodbye to our loved one until we are reunited again at the resurrection. The healing process does not truly begin until we say goodbye and fill the void of loss with faith.

Spiritual


The grounds of a Catholic cemetery are consecrated and are an extension of the Catholic Church.  They play a vital role in our Catholic faith and are a symbol of the reverence we hold for the human body when the soul passes on to God. The cemetery says to the world, the body rests here in this sacred ground to be remembered and revered as we wait, in hope, for the promise of the resurrection. 

So, when families come to Mount Olivet and Saint Simeon Catholic Cemeteries, they enjoy the beauty and they are comforted as they remember their loved ones, knowing that they will all, one day, be reunited together with God in Heaven.

Security of the Remains


Why risk having the cremated remains of your loved one stolen or lost? Lay them to rest in a sacred burial space.

There have been numerous news reports of:

  • Urns stolen from homes, cars, and the mail
  • Urns in lost luggage at airports
  • Cremation jewelry stolen or lost

“Woman's car stolen in Greeley with parents' ashes inside.”

– 9News, April 30, 2023

“Fort Collins man says father’s ashes were in package stolen from porch.” – Fox31 News, February 22, 2019

“Help track down stolen necklace with ashes inside.”

– CBS11 News, November 15, 2017

“Urn with two-year old son’s ashes stolen from car in Colorado Springs.” – Denver Post, September 15, 2012

“Sting of Black Forest burglaries, including stolen urn, leads to two new arrests.” – Denver Post, January 25, 2011

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