Ever since the sacred body of our crucified Savior was reverently laid in a tomb, there to wait the hour of His glorious resurrection, the Church has been most solicitous to surround the burial of those who hope to rise with Christ with an atmosphere of deep Christian faith and profound reverence. In the Funeral Mass and burial prayers, this gives voice to her belief in the Christian doctrines of the resurrection of the body, the communion of saints and life everlasting, but as a further seal and symbol of that faith she sets apart and solemnly blesses the place in which the bodies of her faithful await the day of resurrection.
In the earliest days, Mother Church found it necessary to make rules and regulations, which would protect the sacred places and relics laid therein. She could not and would not allow anything within the holy precincts, which would desecrate them, lessen their beauty or bring dishonor on the dead.
To insure the sacred character of Mount Calvary Cemetery in accord with the mind and traditional practice of the Church and to establish and maintain good order, the following rules and regulations are to be observed. Please click here for the full regulations.