Crypt of All Souls

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.

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Highlights of the Program

  • Free placement in the Crypt of All Souls located in Ascension Mausoleum at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery
  • A committal service from the Order of Christian Funerals
  • A permanent recordation of interment
  • Open to all funeral homes
  • Open to all faiths

Below are the future dates for the committal service and interment in the Crypt of All Souls:

  • March 20, 2024
  • April 17, 2024
  • May 15, 2024
  • June 19, 2024
  • July 17, 2024
  • August 21, 2024
  • September 18, 2024
  • October 16, 2024
  • November 20, 2024
  • December 18, 2024

More information about interment in the Crypt of All Souls? Click below.

What does the Crypt of All Souls ministry mean to you?

Family Service Coordinator, Ali Hanlen, shares her thoughts and feelings about the importance of the Crypt of All Souls ministry.

This sacred ministry provides a dignified interment of cremated remains in a consecrated Catholic cemetery, at no cost.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the Archdiocese of Denver offer this program?

With the growth of cremation and in light of the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding the proper disposition of cremated remains, it is our mission, as a ministry of the Archdiocese of Denver, to offer a dignified and sacred resting place for all.

What is the Catholic Church's teaching about cremation?

The Catholic Church teaches that the cremated remains of the body be buried or entombed and receive the “Rite of Committal.” Scattering the remains, keeping them at home or dividing them among family members is not the reverent disposition that the Church requires. “The bodies of the dead must be treated with respect and charity, in faith and hope of the Resurrection. The burial of the dead is a corporal work of mercy, it honors the children of God, who are temples of the Holy Spirit.”

Can I have a memorial of a loved one?

Complimentary placement does not include memorialization.

Are the remains retrievable?

Yes, remains can be disinterred from the Crypt of All Souls at no cost.

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