Living Waters Columbarium is the first of its kind in Canada.
Claiming the Dignity of Cremated Remains
Uniquely located within St. Gianna Beretta Molla Church, Living Waters Columbarium is the first of its kind in Canada. The beloved deceased are entombed and memorialized beneath the life-giving waters of baptism. At a time when the secular world offers ‘twenty seven things to do with cremated remains’, we can be overwhelmed by the many different options presented to us when a loved one dies, including dispersing and scattering remains, or keeping them at home.
Living Waters Columbarium offers a reverent alternative rooted in the traditions of our Catholic faith. Come discover the unique characteristics and ministry of our columbarium – an integral part of our parish mission, shaped and fashioned through the charisms of our beloved patroness, St. Gianna Beretta Molla. The first of its kind in Canada, our columbarium ensures entombment in a living, praying community of faith, where the beloved dead are perpetually remembered in prayer. The deceased are entombed beneath the life-giving waters of baptism, a sign of our participation in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Our Mission as a Catholic Cemetery
As a Catholic cemetery, Living Waters Columbarium is a witness to our faith – the proclamation of the sacredness of the human body as a temple of the Holy Spirit, our belief in the resurrection, and a perpetual sign of consolation and hope. Our mission is to bridge the gap before, during and after the death of a loved one. Through our prayer, our participation in liturgical celebrations and our visits with the deceased, we express our hope that we shall one day be reunited in Christ with those whose names we have lovingly inscribed within the columbarium.