To be buried together as a family and a community who have lived and shared their faith in the Church, which Jesus Christ established is the very reason why we, as Catholics, choose to be buried in a Catholic Cemetery.
– Order of Christian Funerals –
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It is with sad heart and hopeful expectation that we will be cancelling the Monthly Mind Mass and the Memorial Day at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery until further notice. The staff of Our Lady Queen of Peace and Diocese of Palm Beach will be working hard to serve our community and more importantly be in constant fervent prayer for you and the Souls of the Faithfully Departed. Our Cemetery Office is still open and will continue to be open during this Crisis. Our Office hours are Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00PM. The Cemetery’s Sacred Grounds and Beautiful Gardens are open daily from Sunrise to Sunset.
In committing the body to its final resting place, the community expresses the hope that, with all those who have gone before, marked with the sign of faith, the deceased awaits the glory of the resurrection. The rite of committal is an expression of the communion that exists between the Church on earth and the Church in heaven: the deceased passes with the farewell prayers of the community of believers into the welcoming company of those who need faith no longer but see God face to face. For two thousand years, Catholic Cemeteries have been our heritage and the natural conclusion to our lives. The Catholic Cemetery serves as a symbol of the extended community of believers unbroken by death.
We hold monthly Masses in our outdoor chapel for those laid to rest during the previous month, all of the deceased at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, and all of the Holy Souls in Purgatory. These Masses are always on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the outdoor chapel.
The Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito offers two Masses a year on Cemetery grounds for the deceased, their families and friends. One Mass offered by the bishop is held on All Souls Day, November 2nd, and the other Mass is held on Memorial Day at 10:00 a.m
“For as Christ’s sufferings overflow to us, so through Christ does our encouragement also overflow.”
– 2 Corinthians 1:5