Sacred images will grace cemetery landscape

Lenexa — Catholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas recently announced that burial space is now available in three new garden sections on the southwest side of Resurrection Cemetery here, located at 83rd and Quivira.

Each section of the newly developed gardens will feature a large statue on the gradually sloping landscape. A statue of the risen Christ will be the first installed to overlook Resurrection Garden at the far south end. A Pietà (statue of Mary holding Jesus after he was removed from the cross) will be positioned at the south end of the middle section, Sorrowful Mother Garden. Completing the visual artistry will be a Crucifixion scene in Redemption Garden in the north section of the three new gardens. A columbarium (for holding cremated remains) will form the base of each statue.

Robert W. Chenoweth, executive director of Catholic Cemeteries, said that statuary will be installed over a three-year period, or sooner if donors make memorial contributions.

“We have developed and opened the three new gardens to accommodate increased demand for prearrangements and burial space,” he explained. “This will result in over 3,000 additional burial spaces for families from the surrounding area.”

The three sections will offer burial rights for above-ground monuments with alternating rows for lawn-level markers. In Resurrection Garden, a minimum of four burial spaces must be purchased, and a single monument spanning those spaces will be required. A minimum of two burial spaces must be purchased in Sorrowful Mother and Redemption gardens, and a monument spanning those two spaces will be required.

Catholic Cemeteries planted 14 trees in the new gardens and has completed roadwork and seeding. To view a brochure, visit the website at: www. cathcemks.org. To discuss burial space options, for information or to make a memorial contribution, contact a family service counselor at (913) 371-4040 or online at: information@cathcemks. org

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