Because of our faith
perspective, Diocesan Catholic Cemeteries cannot be looked upon primarily
as a business. Rather they
are sacred places where the dead repose in Christ until their resurrection
and where the bereaved are ministered to.
This ministry, as Catholic Christian witness, is to give
consolation to those who have been touched by death because of the hope of
eternal life which our faith in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
gives us. Through baptism, we
have been baptized not only into the Lordís redeeming death, but also
His Resurrection. We are then
people of hope and our cemeteries are likewise places of hope, which can
give comfort to those who are mourning. Consequently, the work of those who staff our cemeteries is to be
welcoming, compassion, faith, healing, and hope.