Trust, Respect & Dignity…
The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark exist to meet the needs of individuals and families before, at the time of death and burial, and throughout bereavement. By setting aside a holy place for burial, we provide a fitting environment for full liturgical celebrations. Just as in life, we believe that in death the human body deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. We also foster a type of remembering that is enlightened by faith and sees death as a bridge to the Communion of Saints. Our bond with the believing is not broken by death.
The Holy Scriptures teach that death is part of the natural process to an ultimate union with God. Because of our Catholic faith, we believe that burial in a Catholic cemetery demonstrates love and respect for the deceased, and leads us to an eternal union with God’s love. As part of the parish faith community, the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese extend to family members the same comfort and consolation as the parish.
Serving the Catholic Community since 1853, the Archdiocese has 10 cemeteries that are operated by men and women who share the traditions and teachings of the Church. Our counselors stand ready to help you in your time of grief and can also assist you with preparing for the future. They welcome your call, and can speak with you at your convenience.
The cemetery is an extension of the Church that ministers to our grief as the Church ministers to our faith. Being buried in the sacred grounds of a Catholic cemetery is an assertion of faith for both the deceased and their loved ones.
With every good wish, I am
Sincerely in the Lord,
Most Reverend John J. Myers, J.C.D., D.D. – Archbishop of Newark
The symbol for the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark incorporates the symbols of the Holy Spirit and the empty cross, as it is through the Grace of God and the Sacrifice of His Son, that we are offered eternal life.
The green around the cross and the blue border of the logo represents our earthly existence and experience Christ shared with us. The white represents Christ’s purity, and the red, sacrifice. The gold and purple, the colors of royalty, represents His reign in Heaven.
The symbol represents the Catholic belief in the Holy Trinity, the sun beams, the rays of faith that our heavenly Father sends to us with the gift of faith. The cross is the symbol of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Son of God the Father. The cross carries with it the hope of our eternal life in heaven. The dove, the Holy Spirit, remains with us, showing us grace, which is so necessary to assist us in loving God and our neighbor and which expresses charity in our lives.
Readings of the day!
Mount Carmel Cemetery