Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Cemeteries’

Honoring the Memory of Enslaved Ancestors

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

In a poignant ceremony recently, choir members from Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish stood together at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Washington singing “Shall We Gather at the River.”  The spiritual opened a prayer service for the installation of a commemorative plaque honoring men, women and children who in life had been enslaved and in death were […] [Read more]

Making a Positive Difference in the Care of Creation

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Laudato Si’ has become a catalyst for us all – individuals, families, the Church and communities – to join in solidarity for the protection of ecosystems and promotion of sustainable use of natural resources. In that light, I applaud the innovative green infrastructure partnership recently entered into between the archdiocese, Mount Olivet Cemetery and the […] [Read more]

The Human Body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

As we come to the end of the Church’s liturgical calendar in November, we reflect upon the last things and our calling to new life in the Holy Spirit. Saint Paul, we hear in today’s liturgy, says to the Church in Corinth, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that […] [Read more]