Catholic Prayers For Interment Of Ashes – The ashes interment process allows you to honor and say goodbye to a loved one. The stages that follow a person’s death and cremation might be perplexing for people who are bereaved.
The following guide will teach you everything you need to know about interring ashes, including legal requirements and suitable poetry or readings.
When it comes to picking a final resting place for a loved one, some families prefer a more formal approach. In contrast to dispersing ashes in nature, burial of ashes refers to the procedure of burying the deceased’s cremated remains in a permanent site. This usually entails placing an urn in a grave or a columbarium niche.
The interment of ashes within a plot or niche necessitates the same documentation as a body burial. While this varies by location, the family or funeral director will need to obtain a permit for the disposition of human remains (disposition permit). The specifications of your chosen cemetery or columbarium will be specified by them.
If you are sprinkling ashes on private land, you must obtain written permission from the owner. Permissions for public areas such as a park or golf course are regulated by local authorities, therefore you will need to work with the county or state that owns the site.
The Clean Water Act mandates that ashes be disposed of in a body of water (e.g., ocean, lake, or river) at least three nautical miles from land. Cremated remains must also be distributed in at least 600 feet of water. It should be noted that only biodegradable objects such as flowers can be added, and urns should be kept.
List Of Catholic Prayers For Interment Of Ashes:
1. “Lord Jesus Christ, by your three days in the tomb, you hallowed the graves of everyone who believe in you, making the grave a symbol of hope that promises resurrection even as it claims our mortal bodies.
Allow our brother/sister to sleep in peace until you call him/her to glory, for you are the resurrection and the life.
Then he/she will see you face to face, and in your light will see light and know God’s majesty, because you live and reign forever and ever. Amen.”
2. “O God, who gives peace to the faithful departed through your mercy, bless this grave and send your holy angel to keep watch over it. As we bury our brother/body sister’s here, liberate his/her soul from every sinful tie, that he/she may delight in you with your saints forever.
3. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.”
“Almighty God, you made the earth and molded the vault of heaven; you set the stars in their proper places.
You set us free from the snares of death via baptism; in obedience to your will, our Lord Jesus Christ broke the bonds of hell and rose to life, giving liberation and resurrection to those who are his by faith.
Look upon this grave in your pity, so that your servant may sleep in peace, and on the day of judgment raise him/her up to dwell with your saints in paradise.
4. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.”
“God of all ages, we fell from grace when we disobeyed your law, and death entered the earth; but through the obedience and resurrection of your Son, you revealed to us a new life.
You gave Abraham, our faith’s father, a burial site in the promised land, and you led Joseph of Arimathea to donate his own tomb for the Lord’s burial. In a heart of repentance, we beseech you to look upon this grave and bless it, so that, while we commit the body of your servant to the earth/its resting place, his/her soul may be carried into paradise.
Amen. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.”
5. We commend to Almighty God (Name) and consign his/her body to the ground: earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain expectation of the resurrection to eternal life through Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord bless him/her and keep him/her, the Lord shine His Face upon him/her and be gracious to him/her, the Lord lift up His countenance upon him/her and give him/her peace.