A Place of Consolation and Hope

A Catholic Cemetery is a bridge between this world and the next, where prayers of the living are joined with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

A Place of Consolation and Hope
A Catholic Cemetery is a bridge between this world and the next, where prayers
of the living are joined with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.


A Place of Consolation and Hope
A Catholic Cemetery is a bridge between this world and the next, where prayers
of the living are joined with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Why Choose a Catholic Cemetery

"I look forward to the Resurrection of the Dead and the Life of the world-to-come." (Nicene Creed)

The Catholic Cemetery bears witness to these fundamental beliefs of Christianity. It is consecrated ground. The mortal remains of the dead are interred with reverence, in expectation of the Resurrection of the body and the eternal life in Heaven. The word cemetery itself means "sleeping place," for the dead are very much alive to God.

As Saint Paul the Apostle says, "We would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep." (I Thessalonians 4:13-14)

A Catholic Parish Cemetery, such as Saint Mary's is an extension of the Parish life, a bridge between this world and the next. The prayers of the living, joined to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered on the altar of the Parish Church, come to the aid of the faithful departed, while the faithful departed come to the aid of the living in the manner which God allows through the Communion of Saints.

The Catholic Cemetery is a place of consolation and hope.

About Our Parish

Mary Immaculate, formerly Saint Mary's Parish from 1870-1910, is a historic Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Boston and is the oldest in Newton and Needham, Massachusetts.

Pastor: Father Charles Jeremiah Higgins

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