The services offered by Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Springfield must always be seen as putting our faith into action. Care for the burial needs of the Catholic community is a sacred trust, a service to the community on behalf of the community. In the name of the People of God, those who labor in our cemeteries must be committed to support a deepening of faith in the families who experience a death.

Our cemeteries strive to be places which invite young and old to see death as a part of the larger pattern of life and to understand our burial ritual and religious traditions surrounding the experience of death. In the diocese of Springfield, we encourage the full utilization of the Catholic rituals surrounding death at our cemeteries, including grave side services.