Reverence for the Unborn

Losing a child during pregnancy or at birth is devastating. It's a time when grieving parents and loved ones rely on their faith and the support of their Church. Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Homes is here to support you during this difficult time and we offer special burial areas for unborn babies at our beautiful consecrated grounds.

A Sacred Place for Mourning

Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Homes provides a traditional Catholic burial for babies who pass during pregnancy or at birth. For babies that pass before 20 weeks gestation without taking a breath of life, Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Homes provides a sacred burial at no cost to the parents. For spiritual support, we will contact your parish deacon or priest to officiate the graveside service.

We offer special burial areas for the unborn at two of our locations: Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home in Mesa and Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home in Avondale. These beautiful, consecrated grounds provide grieving parents and loved ones a peaceful place for mourning, prayer and solace.

Life Begins at Conception

As Catholics, we know that human life begins at conception because at that point, a new, distinct person begins to form. Because God has created each person in His image for eternal life, they should be treated with the utmost respect and dignity, in life and in death. In keeping with our faith, the Church strongly encourages a Catholic burial for all Catholics who pass, including unborn babies. We have worked with the state of Arizona to develop a pro-life program that recognizes unborn babies for the purpose of providing a proper burial.