What is a Columbarium
The word “columbarium” is derived from “columba”,the Latin for dovecote, a compartmented house where doves, the symbol of God’s Spirit and Peace, come to roost. In modern terms, a columbarium is a consecrated structure used for the inurnment of the deceased ashes after cremation. A columbarium is simply a way we continue to have the cemetery near the church in a time when large cemeteries near city churches are very rare.
There seems to be no more fitting place for the remains of a Christian than a columbarium within his or her church. Set in the peaceful surrounding of the church structure, it is also a place for quiet meditation and prayer. The Columbarium is located in the Church’s Sanctuary, northwest entrance.