A Sanctuary for the Living
Catholic Cemeteries are an extension of our Parishes; a place for prayer, reflection, hope and remembrance. The cemetery is a vital part of Catholic life, expressing our faith, reverence and respect for sacred burial on consecrated grounds.
A permanent place for remembering, in natural and inspiring environments.
What is the Importance of a Catholic Cemetery?
Catholic Cemeteries are stirring natural sanctuaries that house the temple of the body with the promise for everlasting life. These sacred places provide peaceful and religious environments that are conducive to prayer, reflection and remembrance. The final expression of our faith as Catholics is the blessed and sacred burial in a Catholic Cemetery. It is our opportunity to rest among fellow believers, awaiting the Resurrection to life everlasting.
A Family Service Counselor can provide guidance into your personalized needs and walk you through the following services we offer.
- Ground burial
- Crypt burial
- Niche burial
- Private family estates
- Military Services
Because they are the only cemeteries in which the complete ritual and full graces of the Church are available, Catholics are ordinarily buried in Catholic cemeteries. Burial in a Catholic cemetery is a long-standing sign of the Church's reverence for the human body. Appropriately, the ground in Catholic cemeteries is consecrated to receive sacred remains.
The Church maintains Catholic cemeteries because both in life and in death we belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8). Just as the faithful have shared and celebrated faith in the community of the Church, so in death their bodies rest with other deceased members of this community, awaiting the day when God will raise their mortal bodies to glory. Catholic cemeteries also stand a sign to the world that even in death, Christians believe in life. The images of saints in Catholic cemeteries and mausoleums are not mere decorations; they are a sign of belief in the communion of saints.