Respect, Dignity and Honor
Catholic cemeteries are part of the ministry of the Roman Catholic Church. Through the Church, the Body of Christ, we are touched with mercy, love, grace and goodness from the womb to the tomb.
Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, baptized with water, anointed with oil, nourished with the Body and Blood of the Lord, touched with healing and love. Christ himself shared not only our nature, but also our very mortal bodies; therefore, we should always treat human beings and their mortal remains with respect, dignity and honor.
In our Catholic Cemeteries, we carry out sacred religious functions [Canon Law 1205], create a place of care and prayer, and express the beauty of our relationship to God through graced environments that feature beautiful landscapes and mausoleums, spiritual artwork and sacred shrines. Here we can fulfill the Corporal Work of Mercy to Bury the dead along with the Spiritual Works of Mercy to Console the sorrowing and Pray for the living and the dead.