Catholic Burial Traditions

Catholic families are strongly encouraged to select a Catholic cemetery for their burial needs, though it is permissible to choose a secular cemetery; just as we believe in the resurrection of the body, a Catholic cemetery bears witness to our belief and hope that life is eternal; as we recognize baptism and Confirmation as part of our faith, Christian burial in a Catholic cemetery is an equally important tradition of our faith.

The Catholic Funeral Plan helps families preserve and honor their Catholic traditions and family wishes by guiding the family through such traditions as our Christian Funeral Rites: The Vigil; The Funeral Liturgy; and The Committal. Contact Tim Porras at 888-543-5020 or tporras@rcbo.org for more information.