Summer 2020 Update: Updated Memorial Garden Visitation Information
Losing a loved one is never easy. When people experience loss, they need a strong support network to provide comfort and offer encouragement. It’s our mission at La Casa, as a family in Christ, to provide care and compassion. The Memorial Garden offers you the opportunity to express your love in a way that truly reflects the depth of honor and respect you have for your loved one.
La Casa de Cristo’s Memorial Garden is a peaceful place with approximately 400 niches and 100 crypts. Spaces in the garden are available to members and family of La Casa de Cristo and anyone who wishes to be buried in the shadow of the cross. Here families and friends can sit in quiet meditation and remembrance of their loved ones. The Memorial Garden is enhanced by seasonal flowers and the calming effects of water cascading from the fountain. The strength of Christ’s presence enfolds you as the Saints of the Church become a legacy of His love and promise for an eternal life.
Cremation is consistent with the Christian belief that the physical body returns to the dust from which it came and that a new body is given by God in the Resurrection. The Memorial Garden is also referred to as a columbarium, which is constructed of numerous niches. Niches are small compartments designed to hold urns containing cremated remains, or “cremains.” The niches in the La Casa de Cristo Memorial Garden will hold two small urns. They are fronted by elegant stone panels. The panels are engraved with the La Casa de Cristo dove in addition to the names and dates.
The Memorial Garden contains Crypts designed to hold a casket. Following a casketed entombment, the crypt is sealed with a travertine front. The travertine tile is also engraved with the La Casa de Cristo dove along with the names and dates.
The La Casa de Cristo Memorial Garden also has a Scatter Garden. A scatter garden is a dedicated area within the garden, where your loved ones cremated human remains are scattered freely and a memorial plaque erected.
For more information, please contact Kim Spiker at 480.948.1234 x1132
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Summer 2020 Memorial Garden Visitation Information
The Memorial Garden will open for Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, May 22, and remain open from 8 am to 2 pm through the holiday weekend. After Monday, May 25, the Garden will be open those same hours, Monday-Saturday, and closed Sundays. No visits are allowed outside of these hours. If the following guidelines are not followed the Garden will close until Phase Four benchmarks are met. Please honor these guidelines so that everyone may visit. Thank you!
+ Masks are recommended in case others are present. Masks are not only for your protection but also for the protection of others. If you have allergies please wear a mask.
+ Follow social distancing protocol of at least six feet when other visitors are present.
+ Do not touch anything except your loved one’s crypt, niche, or plaque on the scatter garden wall.
+ Flowers may be placed and will be removed per the schedule in effect prior to the pandemic.
+Please park only on the west side of campus by the Garden and enter through the main gates on the east side of the garden.
+Please limit your visits to 30 minutes or less so everyone can visit safely.
+Please do not visit if you are ill, coughing or sneezing, have a fever, loss of taste or smell, or muscle aches. If, in the past few weeks, you have tested positive for Covid-19 or come into contact with someone who has, please do not come onto campus.
+ The rest of the campus remains closed. If you venture onto the campus except for the Garden area you will be asked to leave. The campus is monitored at all hours by the Phoenix Police Department.
+If you have a key to the garden with a loved one there, do NOT visit outside of the hours listed above. If you enter the Garden before or after designated hours we will be aware of it, and you will cause everyone to lose this privilege.