Why Catholic Cemeteries

A visit to the cemetery should be special. We meticulously manage our cemetery grounds so they will be just as beautiful 100 years from now as they are today. It is our way of honoring the dead while respecting those left behind.

Catholics can feel confident that the sacred ground in which they rest embraces their remains in the spirit of Christ's enduring love and devotion.

Our diocesan and parish cemeteries are holy ground, as they have been consecrated by the bishop or pastor.

Masses are offered on a regular basis to help celebrate the lives of family members.

Catholic Cemeteries provide family and friends with a calm and soothing place for remembrance and for prayerful reflection in surroundings that remind us of Christ's promise of eternal life.

Beyond the grounds and facilities, the people who work at our Catholic cemeteries consider their work a ministry in their faith as Christians. Their caring and compassionate approach to their work, and to helping families cope during difficult times, is a testament to their dedication as followers of Jesus.

Our Catholic Cemeteries also offer special arrangements for those in financial need, or who would like counseling from a Christian perspective.

Catholic Cemeteries serves as an extension of our parish community, giving witness to the fact that our faith is perpetual and unbroken by death. Here in Western New York, we are fortunate to have Catholic Cemeteries staffed by individuals dedicated to assisting our people in time of need.


MISSION STATEMENT

The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Buffalo carry out the sacred religious function of the burial of the deceased.

Believing in the sanctity of the human body, the resurrection and eternal life, we are dedicated to the respectful care of the people of God who even in death remain a part of the entire Christian community.

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

"The Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo is honored to provide you and your family the guidance and comfort you need. We are here to serve you, whether you are considering pre-planning or during your time of need. We provide compassionate care with the highest level of integrity in accordance with the values and traditions of our faith." - Carmen Colao