Archdiocesan Cemeteries offer the comfort of faith in various
The place and manner of each death is so unique,
so variable and often brings a sense of bewilderment, loss and uncertainty,
even despair. Therefore, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic
Cemeteries minister to the varied physical and emotional needs of
our communion of mourners.
Our Grief Education Services and Programs provide crisis intervention
and follow-up grief support after a death. Our competent and
professional, yet compassionate staff, understands the reality of
death and loss, grief and mourning.
Specifically, our Director of Grief Education Services and the Family Service Counselors are specially trained and available
to assist our Christian faithful through their journey of grief.
Also, these Catholic Cemeteries has a full-time
Priest Spiritual Director available to support
the spiritual needs of our Christian faithful.
Furthermore, a climate of spirituality, prayer and liturgy in special
memorial services and Masses is nurtured. These gatherings assemble
those who are grieving and help them find the path to peace and
Our cemetery environments
point to another world and remind us of the unity that exists between
the living and the dead, between Heaven and Earth. They help us
remember the dead while supporting the grief journey of the living.
These religious environments testify to the timeless, yet timely
beliefs and values of our faith communities.
Beautiful and sacred chapels and mausoleums, designed to accommodate
the Catholic Liturgy of Burial, encourage frequent visitation.
Shrines, statues and other spiritual and inspiring artwork minister
through their beauty. The individual markers, monuments and memorials
represent statements of faith crafted in stone, wood, metal.
Our natural environments also inspire and minister through beauty.
God's own creation testifies to great power, yet tender care. The
cycle of the seasons with sprouting, blossoming, fruiting, harvest
and finally death, is a metaphor for life's journey. We continually
are enhancing the landscaping and plantings on our grounds to create
a beautiful place respectful of God and all God has created.
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