Columbarium & Memorial Garden
Opened on 2 November, 2001
St Patrick's Columbarium and Memorial Garden have been built to provide a permanent resting place for parishioners and their families who have chosen to be cremated.
This area is situated within a gated area on the western side of St Patrick s Church. The niches are set in a walled area within a tranquil and peaceful Garden setting. The Columbarium and Memorial Garden came to fruition through the foresight and generosity of both past and present parishioners along with the support of our then parish priest, Fr. Dan Grundy. Our thanks go especially to Mary and Barry McGrath, Paul and Sharon Baxter, Peter Murfitt and the late Don Bravery.
The Columbarium was officially dedicated and opened on 2 November, 2001 by the Very Reverend Fr Bernard Gallagher. Parishioners who may be interested in acquiring a niche are able to choose single, double or the larger triple size. These niches and the attached plaque have been kept at a very generous cost as a service to our parish families. As well as the niches parishioners are offered the opportunity to place a memorial plaque on the wall in remembrance of loved ones buried or interred elsewhere.
Niches may be reserved at any time prior to an interment with many parishioners choosing to purchase several years ahead. To purchase or to reserve a niche, families are asked to contact the Parish Office who in turn will put you in touch with a Columbarium Committee member.
Once the ashes of our loved ones have been interred, families are welcome to visit the Garden at any time. Loved ones interred in St Patrick's Columbarium are remembered in the Prayers of the Faithful at each Sunday Mass. The columbarium and garden is maintained in a clean and dignified condition by members of our parish community.
"Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them."
St Patrick’s Parish Columbarium, has niches available as a single, double or treble niche.
Cost of these niches are :
- $400 for a single niche,
- $800 for a double niche and
- $1,200 for a treble niche.
If you wish to view the Columbarium please contact the Parish Secretary on 07 3287 2282.