IN MEMORY OF ALL OUR CHILDREN
Father John T. Bauer and the Pastoral Council started parish cemetery discussions in early 1984. Anna Collins donated five acres for the cemetery and construction was started in mid 1985, just east of the church building among the evergreens.
Since 1985, the Cemetery Committee of St. Patrick’s Church has facilitated many improvements. These include lights, a sign at the entrance to the cemetery, the installation of water sprinklers and three flag poles. More recently, work has progressed on a Meditation Garden, an area for meditation and prayer, located on the north side of the cemetery entryway. This area includes our Celtic Cross, benches that provide an area to reflect and pray, and a circle of memorial pavers to remember and honor family and friends.
Today the cemetery is a beautiful area where deceased loved ones can be laid to rest. Simple and charming, the cemetery offers a Celtic Cross near its center, a bird bath of St. Francis of Assisi near its entrance, and many stately trees that help define its boundaries. We invite you to visit our cemetery in the near future.
The Children’s Memorial, sculpted from a piece of Swan Mist granite by an Italian sculptor, was donated by the people of St. Patrick’s.