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 – thus giving us the promise of eternal life. When one of our loved ones dies, we take them to another sacred place, a Catholic cemetery, for interment while they await the resurrection of the dead and the promise of eternal life.
Since death is a natural part of life, it is only fitting that the Catholic Church be present at the time of death. In the Preface of the Funeral Mass, the words “…for your faithful people, O Lord, life has changed, not ended” are prayed. Death as seen through the eyes of a Christian is not the end, it is simply a natural passageway to a changed life with God. Interment in a Catholic cemetery is a statement of continued belief in that everlasting life, even in death.
In a complex and busy world, the desire to do things well – spiritually as well as sensibly – is often complicated by practical matters like time, money and knowledge. Nothing ever seems quite as easy to do as it first appears. This can also be true of planning a family burial place. It is probably made more complex by the fact that many people only do this once in a lifetime.
Today, over half the purchases of burial space made in Catholic cemeteries are made in advance of death (pre-need). This shows both a sense of thoughtful planning and a sense of economic prudence. The decisions made now will be your own which gives you peace of mind now, and your loved ones peace of mind later. Pre-need funeral and cemetery arrangements can be made today calmly, responsibly, economically and prudently with a low down payment and interest-free monthly payments.
Contact us to arrange to talk with a Catholic Cemeteries Family Service Advisor.