All life is sacred and the remains of fetuses and stillborns should be given a reverent burial. For that purpose, Catholic Cemeteries can provide a free grave and burial in the Holy Innocents’ Section. The exact location of this unmarked grave is not recorded, and the grave cannot be marked with any type of marker or other memorialization. There is no visitation or service at the time of burial. A private service is performed by cemetery personnel.
In June of 2010, the “In God’s Hand Garden” was dedicated by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. This garden features a central bronze piece of God’s hand cradling a baby surrounded by over 1,500 granite pavers. These pavers may be purchased to memorialize a beloved child buried in the Holy Innocents’ section, or in another section or cemetery. Please contact the cemetery office for more information.