Reflecting on the Incarnation

Dec 2023

Reflecting on the Incarnation

“This saying is trustworthy: If we have died with him we shall also live with him…” (2 Timothy 2:11)

The upcoming celebration of Christmas inspires us to marvel at God becoming man on the way to saving us. Except for sin, He became like us in all things. Being like us, He experienced birth – and death. Through His death and resurrection, it became possible for our dying to be a transformation into everlasting life. What love the Creator has, to take on the experience of His creatures!

May the upcoming Christmas season increase our desire for life with Him and offer comfort when we remember those who have already entered into eternal life.

Advent: A Season for Preparing

During Advent, the faithful are preparing to joyfully remember the Lord putting on humanity as part of His plan for our salvation. This season is also for readying ourselves to meet the Lord upon our passing or when He comes again.

Spiritual preparation rightly takes priority when we consider the end of life. Next, our temporal preparations extend compassion to our loved ones for the day when they grieve our death. Our caring memorial planning advisors can provide trusted guidance through the burial planning process. We invite you to contact us to learn about the various options we offer.

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Resurrection, Calvary Cemeteries to Host Wreaths Across America to Remember Fallen Service Members and Veterans

Community members will gather at Resurrection Cemetery to honor service members and veterans who are laid to rest there this weekend. The December 16 ceremony is part of National Wreaths Across America Day. This annual, nationwide event remembers fallen members and veterans of the armed forces, honors those who serve, and teaches the next generation the value of freedom.

As part of the ceremony, remembrance wreaths will be placed on veterans’ gravesites, and the name of each veteran interred there will be read aloud. Wreaths will also be made available for veterans interred at Calvary Cemetery.

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis welcomes every connection for remembrance, and we thank the organizers, sponsors, and volunteers who make these activities possible.

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Director of Grounds and Facilities Celebrates 50 Years with Catholic Cemeteries

We are proud of the dedicated individuals who work in the ministry of Catholic Cemeteries, serving the deceased and the grieving in a compassionate, devout manner. Among them is Tom Kuehner, director of grounds and facilities. This year, he marked 50 years of service with Catholic Cemeteries, and he looks forward to more. Congratulations, Tom!

Read more about Tom’s steadfast commitment and the gifts he brings to our ministry in the St. Louis Review.

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Our Latest Short Film: “A Time for Reverence”

"It's just a different type of feeling when you're in here. You feel hopeful; you feel sacred when you're in here on the grounds..."

The ministry of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis testifies to our hope in everlasting life with Jesus Christ. Our sacred spaces acknowledge our loved ones’ passing into eternity and inspire us to attain the joys of heaven.

In this season of Advent, we prayerfully anticipate meeting the Lord when He comes again or upon our own passing. Our latest short film shows how our holy grounds, maintained with reverence, encourage our joyful anticipation. Watch by clicking the button below.

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