Today, more than half the burial spaces purchased in Catholic cemeteries are made prior to death.
A pre-need purchase of interment rights, whether for in-ground burial (traditional graves or cremation graves), above ground entombment (crypts) or above ground cremation (niches) allows one to make an important decision calmly, prudently, and economically. You can personally choose the exact location you prefer and well as memorialization desires. Final resting place decisions should be yours and not that of our loved ones.
Cemetery expenditures are subject to the same spiraling increases in costs as are other purchases; by purchasing in advance of actual need, the prices are locked in and families will not be subject to price increases on burial locations in the future.