Catholic Cemeteries are of great importance and hold a very special place in both the Theology and the Canon Law of the Catholic Church; truly, the Cemetery fills a critical place in the hearts and minds of the faithful. The Catholic Cemetery is the resting place of a person’s temporal body, which was not only created by God as a Temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19), but which is also destined for reunion with the person’s soul at the end of time, a gift won for us by the Cross of Jesus Christ. The Catholic Cemetery is entrusted with the sacred and profound duty of being the guardian of these sacred remains until the Second Coming of Christ, and as such, the Cemetery is considered a sacred place and ranks directly after the Parish Church in its importance in a Parish.
Saint Anthony of Padua Cemetery has been in operation from the very beginnings of the history of the Parish, with the oldest marked grave being from 1866; indeed, we have a very rich history of practicing this important Corporal Work of Mercy. We as a Parish family are very proud of our Cemetery, and it is our hope that the information found in the documentation on this page will be both a source of useful information and allow us to continue to maintain the sacredness of this space.
“I am the Resurrection and the Life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live” (Jn 11:25). May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen!