After three years of work, it was inaugurated this month with the presence of those who made its construction possible. It is a space whose purpose is to provide a resting place for those deceased who have been cremated.
On December 11, the first Rada Tilly cinerary was inaugurated, with the presence of the faithful of the parish and people who collaborated in the realization of this new space, which had been projected for three years.
In Comodoro Rivadavia there were already two similar spaces, in the Nuestra Señora de Fátima parish (north zone) and in the Nuestra Señora de Lujan parish (south zone).
A cinerary is a place for the protection of the ashes of deceased people who have been cremated. In the case of the Rada Tilly cinerary, it is a common space for the deposit of the ashes of the deceased, whether they were Catholics or not. The families of the deceased people can decide to place a commemorative plaque in the place, for this, there are established parameters so that all the plaques have the same value and there are no differences.
Enrique Muruaga, permanent deacon of the Cristo Rey parish in Rada Tilly, is one of the eleven permanent deacons that are part of the diocese of Comodoro Rivadavia. He was assigned to the Cristo Rey parish, since he is a resident of Radal. In dialogue with Crónica, Muruaga gave an account of the process that has led to the construction of the cinerary, which was born from the request of some faithful of the parish: “This project arose as a concern of a group of neighbors, an old group, made up of for those who have cared about building this parish. Part of them, who still survive, asked for the possibility of building a cinerary, even if it was small”, he pointed out, and highlighted the reasons that motivated the request, “because Rada Tilly was always a place where it was said ‘no one is born here , and no one dies’. Now the neighbors have a place where we can rest, both the faithful and other deceased”.
In addition, Muruaga added that the construction of the cinerary, both in the Cristo Rey parish and in other religious spaces, allows “Going back to the old practice of resting the remains of the deceased on the grounds of churches or parishes, the idea is that always be in a sacred place where the deceased can rest.
The referent of the parish highlighted the collective work carried out by the people who were involved in the project, regarding this he mentioned: “We were able to start building, mainly with the contribution of the people. Special collections were made and a group from the parish dedicated themselves to events to raise funds”. Adding to this, he expressed that there were external collaborations, but that a large part was the result of the work of the faithful of the parish: “It must be recognized that some businesses and small companies also gave their contributions, but in general, of the total amount, a 78% was contributed by the faithful. That is very gratifying, people have to feel that this is the product of their effort”, he pointed out.
From the parish, they expressed that the design of the cinerary alludes to spirituality and meditation from a religious sense; For example, the urn in which the ashes are deposited has an octagonal shape to commemorate the resurrection of Christ, which, according to biblical accounts, occurred on the eighth day. The architectural aspects of this space were planned and built under the direction of the architect Marcela Leiva, who is a neighbor who attends the parish.
For those families who wish to find out about the procedures required for the cinerary, from the parish they explain that in the first instance you have to request a turn to bring the documentation that is requested. The relative or relative of the deceased must present the ID of the deceased person, the death certificate and the cremation certificate. In addition, Deacon Muruaga stated that “Those who carry out the process must sign the agreement and disseminate it among their relatives, since there can be no claims later. It is a sensitive issue, many times it happens that some relatives agree and others do not, that is why we ask for everyone’s agreement “.
In Cristo Rey Parish, the deposit of ashes is carried out on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, after the Mass for the Celebration of Ashes Present, which takes place at 3:00 p.m. The cinerary is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., so that relatives and close friends of the deceased can freely visit the space.
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