Canon Law

The Canon law of the Church states that the Catholic cemetery is a sacred place. The Catholic Church provides Catholic cemeteries to carry out the sacred religious functions of burial and to care for the resting places of the faithful departed.

Cemetery Ministry

The burial of the dead has always been recognized by the Church as a religious rite and a corporal work of mercy. Many people are involved in this ministry: priests, deacons, religious, musicians, cemetery staff, funeral directors, funeral home staff, and parish members who assist the family, lead bereavement support groups, and support the faithful in praying for the dead.

The corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned and burying the dead. (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2447)

Budapest Cemetery
  • Locate near Bremen/Waco Georgia.
  • No longer a Church near here. Remnant of Hungarian Community.
  • A Boy Scout did an Eagle Project a few years ago and did a great job of restoration.
Locust Grove Cemetery
  • Located just 3 miles from Sharon, Georgia [Google Map]
  • Oldest Catholic Cemetery in Georgia
  • It is on the National Registry as Historic site
  • No further burials (Closed)
Purification Cemetery
  • Purification Station Church across the street (Mass once a month)
  • First move from Locust Grove, about five miles away. [Google Map]
  • Cemetery one third full.
  • Burials still being made.
  • There is a priest buried here. (drowned on sick call in a storm)
Sparta Cemetery
  • The area was a major location for labors for the railroad.
  • It is located behind the town hall. [Google Map]
  • 5 years ago someone bulldozed it off damaging the stones.
  • There was a chapel in one corner which burned down.
  • We have verified that there are graves on the site.
  • It is about two acres in size
  • Parish relocated to Sharon, Georgia

Sparta Cemetery Video

St. Patrick's Cemetery
  • Located in Washington, Georgia [Google Map]
  • Second move from Locust Grove to Washington
  • Site of the St Joseph Orphanage.
  • 50 Sister are buried there.
  • Cemetery half full.
  • Burial still being done.
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