- The Rite of Committal is the final liturgy in the Order of Christian Funerals
- Recognized by the Code of Canon Law of the Church as sacred burial ground
- The sacredness of the human body
- An expression of Faith and serving an extension of our Catholic Church community
New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries serve our Christian faith by performing a Corporal Work of Mercy of interring the dead and ministering to the living through Christ’s guidance.
When we are baptized, we are brought to a sacred place, a Catholic Church, and baptized into the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection – thus giving us the promise of eternal life. When a loved one dies, we take them to another sacred place, a Catholic cemetery, while they await the resurrection of the dead and the promise of eternal life. Burial in a Catholic cemetery is a statement of continued belief in that everlasting life promised by Jesus when he said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die…” (Jn. 11:25)