Our cemeteries have been consecrated to God, and the Church considers our cemeteries to be sacred ground.
Burial in a Catholic cemetery gives witness to one's faith; as our Catholic cemeteries are a symbol of a community unbroken, even by death. The word "cemetery" comes from a Greek word meaning "a place to sleep." We believe our Catholic cemeteries are gathering places for those who have "fallen asleep" in Christ and are awaiting the promised resurrection of the body, when Christ returns in His glory.
When family members visit our cemeteries, they will see sacred art--reminders of their faith--making it easier to remember their loved ones in prayer and through meditation.