As Christians, we believe that death is a way of moving from this life of pilgrimage to one of eternal happiness. However, emotional stress and financial strain often overshadow the thought of happiness. In these circumstances, it is understandably difficult to make prudent decisions.
The Catholic Cemetery of Fort Wayne enables people to decide their cemetery and burial needs thoughtfully and without pressure before the need arises. Having these preparations taken care of ahead of time relieves others of unnecessary burdens and is a way to continue to show our love and concern for them. Our cemetery still hopes to free our people from these burdens and to allow them this moment of religious significance.
For generations, our Catholic people and so many of our priests and bishops have chosen to use our Catholic Cemetery as a burial place, a place long since blessed and dedicated according to our Catholic tradition.
I am pleased to support our Catholic Cemetery programs and hope you will consider entrusting your burial needs to the staff of the Catholic Cemetery of Fort Wayne.
Sincerely yours in the Lord,
Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades
Each person, created in the image and likeness of God, sets out on a faith journey. Our church, and in particular the local parish, is always present along the way to minister to the traveler’s needs and to celebrate significant milestones in their lives.
Catholic cemeteries are an extension of the parish where those who have worshipped and prayed together in life now await the resurrection of the body in death. Catholic cemeteries are rooted in ancient religious traditions that display a respect for the deceased and a reverence for their physical remains. A core belief which dates back to the birth of Christianity is that there is a direct relationship between Jesus’ death and resurrection and the death and resurrection of the Christian. Catholics believe in life eternal.