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Hawaii Catholic Cemeteries is a non-profit organization founded in faith and dedicated to providing education, support and resources during life’s most difficult moments. We exert every effort to enable individuals to achieve their final wishes, and empower families to make thoroughly informed decisions.

Advanced Planning

  • Why should I preplan?

    Planning ahead is one of the most loving and responsible things you can do for your family. With the assistance of Hawaii Catholic Cemeteries in planning for your family’s cemetery needs, you can ensure your wishes are met, avoid emotional overspending and provide peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones.

  • Do you offer discounts for pre-planning burial services?

    Yes, we have many discount programs available for families interested in planning in advanced. To learn more about qualifying for one or more of our many discount programs, please speak to a Family Service Advisor at any Hawaii Catholic Cemeteries location.

Mission Programs


  • What is the Church’s position on cremation?

    While there is a preference for traditional burial, as Christ was buried in the tomb, the Church has permitted cremation for over 50 years. Cremation should respect the human body and belief in the Resurrection. Hawaii Catholic Cemeteries offers many cremation burial options for our families choosing cremation.

  • When should the cremation occur?

    The preference is for cremation to occur following the funeral liturgy so that the body can be present for the vigil and funeral services. However, it is possible to have a memorial service with the cremated remains present.

  • What is the proper handling of cremated remains?

    The Church teaches that cremated remains should be kept together (not scattered or divided) to respect the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit and preferably interred on consecrated ground.

  • Can someone who committed suicide be inurned at Hawaii Catholic Cemetery locations?

    Yes. It is recognized that those who die from the act of suicide deserve understanding and compassion. The deceased may have been suffering from a serious psychological instability, or overwhelming fear and confusion. Therefore, the Church offers funeral and burial rites for those who may have died as a result of suicide. The American edition of the Catholic ritual includes prayers for this specific situation. These prayers evoke forgiveness for the departed and consolation to their family.

Catholic Funeral Rites

  • What are the Catholic Funeral Rites in the Order of Christian Funerals?

    The Catholic Funeral Rites in the Order of Christian Funerals are a celebration of faith that enable loved ones and the community to mourn by focusing on the promise of everlasting life and the hope of Resurrection in Christ. There are three distinct rites provided at the time of the funeral. Each rite serves an important purpose in guiding our family and friends through loss, grief and the journey of healing. The three rites include:

    The Vigil & Visitation – The Vigil & Visitation is often the first-time family and friends gather for prayer and support, in remembrance of a treasured life.

    The Funeral Liturgy – The Funeral Mass is the principle celebration of the Christian Funeral, where family and friends join to reaffirm that life has not ended. It is the memorial of Christ’s sacrifice, and is a reminder that we are one with Christ in life, death and Resurrection.

    The Committal – The Committal is the final service and time of interment. Here, family and friends gather to take their final leave with the comfort and promise of everlasting life in the Resurrection.

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  • A death has occurred, what do I do?

    “If death is imminent or has occurred, please notify your Pastor and then contact Hawaii Catholic Cemeteries to review your plans or to make plans.

  • What do Funeral Directors Do?

    Funeral Directors are specially trained to assist our families with finalizing all aspects of the funeral. Funeral Directors guide families through this challenging time with care and compassion.

  • Why should I pre-arrange my end-of-life services?

    Pre-arranging your cemetery plans removes the financial and emotional burden often left behind. It allows you to make your wishes known and provides your family with direction in what often is a very stressful time. Pre-arranging your end-of-life services allows you to lock in today’s prices while choosing from many affordable options, designed to fit all family budgets. We offer no interest financing and flexible payment terms. To learn more, please click here

  • What is the Mother Teresa Program?

    As one of the many ministries of the Diocese, Hawaii Catholic Cemeteries is guided by faith and the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church. Burying the dead is one of the corporal works of mercy and the Mother Teresa Program provides cemetery assistance to families in need in our community, regardless of their faith. No family is ever turned away! Mother Teresa firmly believed that love begins at home and that we should reach out to those in need. It is in this spirit that Hawaii Catholic Cemeteries created the Mother Teresa Program that allows the poor and destitute in our community to receive sacred and dignified cemetery services. To learn more about this program, please click here.


  • How do I pay for my arrangements?

    There are a variety of payment options and terms designed to give you the flexibility to remain within your personal budget. Check, Money Orders and Credit Cards are honored for your convenience. We offer zero interest payment terms with minimal down payment requirements for advanced planning of your end-of-life needs. At the time of death, the burial arrangements must be paid in full. Special terms are available for persons in need of financial assistance for immediate needs.

  • Do I have to pre-qualify for financing?

    No. Everyone qualifies for our pre-planning finance program. We do not run credit checks, nor do we charge interest on our finance terms. Our mission is to serve all families and make it easy for families to plan ahead with flexible payment terms and minimal down payment programs. Planning ahead is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your loved ones; we want to make it easy.



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How May We Help You Today?

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