"For your faithful people, O Lord, life has changed, not ended...."
When we are baptized, we are brought to a sacred place, a Catholic church, and baptized into the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection. Baptism gives us the promise of eternal life. When one of our loved ones dies, we take them to another sacred place, a Catholic cemetery, for burial in sacred ground while they await the resurrection of the dead and the promise of eternal life.
"God of the living and the dead accept our prayers for those who have died in Christ and are buried with him in the hope of rising again. In your mercy grant them eternal rest."
Christian Burial Rites
The Vigil (Wake Service), the Funeral Liturgy (Mass), and the Committal (Burial/Entombment) each have distinct purposes in the journey to healing and wholeness. The Vigil, the Funeral Liturgy and the Committal set us on a path to healing, wholeness and peace. We donâ€™t have to face it alone, nor should we. Our church will be there for us, for that we are truly thankful.
A Catholic Cemetery
A Catholic cemetery is a holy and sacred place, a place of prayer, a place that preserves beliefs and traditions. Below you will find information about St. Patrick's sacred place where the deceased rest awaiting the day of resurrection and everlasting life.
| St. Adalbert Cemetery
|St. Patrick Cemetery