Cremation has been accepted by the Catholic faith since 1963. In 1997 The Vatican gave the bishops of the United States permission to allow the celebration of the funeral mass with the cremated remains present.
You may get information from The Erie Diocesan Cemeteries main office location at 3325 West Lake Rd. Erie, PA. 16505 ph 814-838-7724 with questions and answers regarding The Church and Cremation.
CLICK HERE for a brochure you can print out from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie.