The Catholic Cemeteries Association meets the needs of families, individuals, and parishes surrounding the death of a loved one.
In providing a consecrated place for burial, we treat the deceased and their families with dignity and respect, and offer a spiritual and physical environment that encourages frequent
visitation - where faith is strengthened, hope is awakened, and remembrance is accomplished through perpetual care.
We represent a Church familiy that is unbroken by death. We celebrate the death, and resurrection of our Lord, which offer to us the promise of eternal life.
Scripture tells us that when Sarah, the wife of Abraham, had died in the land of Canaan, her husband performed the customary mourning rites for her. Then he addressed the people in these
words: "Although I am a resident alien among you, sell me from your holdings a piece of property for a burial ground, that I may bury my dead wife" (Genesis 23:4).
Why should we bury our dead? Why choose a Catholic Cemetery? Are Catholic cemeteries really necessary? Why do we visit the cemetery they’re not really there? When we are faced with the
death of someone we love so many things seem to happen all at once and so many decisions need to be made. We look to the very foundation of our faith.
Many families with loved ones interred in a CCA cemetery may not realize that their Catholic cemeteries stand
on their own, they are self-sustaining. While the Diocese of Cleveland recognizes the needs of our Catholic cemeteries and
oversees our fiscal viability, it does not absolve us from being responsible for our own financial obligations.
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