Mt Calvary Cemetery
Mt Calvary Cemetery is a final resting place for faithful Catholics in the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. As Catholics, we proclaim in the Memorial Acclamation at Mass: “Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.” That is our faith—that Jesus Christ died for our salvation, rose from the dead, and will return again in glory.
In the Profession of Faith, we state our belief in “the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” We have assurance from Christ that He will raise our mortal bodies to life also, on the last day. “God, in His almighty power, will definitely grant incorruptible life to our bodies by reuniting them with our souls, through the power of Jesus’ Resurrection.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #997)
Catholic cemeteries bear public witness to our belief in the fulfillment of that promise. It is there that the faithful await together the return of Christ in glory and the resurrection of their bodies. We, the living members of the Church, gather to pray for those who have gone before us and to reflect on the great promise of “the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” We have great confidence that one day we will be reunited with our deceased loved ones. All those baptized in the faith share in this great promise. Catholic cemeteries are visible signs of Christ’s promises to His Church and of our unwavering hope in the fulfillment of those promises.