Catholic cemeteries are a long-standing ministry of the church; the cemeteries are intended to be religious in character. The church provides cemeteries to help people face the hard reality of death in the context of the promise of eternal life.
Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Springfield exist to meet the needs of individuals and families before, at the time of death and burial, and throughout bereavement. Our Catholic cemeteries’ ministry encourages frequent visitation and prayer for the dead. We seek to foster an environment where love is remembered, hope is rekindled, and faith is awakened and strengthened.