On Saturday, 27thJuly, Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, Brian Finnigan officially blessed and opened Albany Creek Memorial Park’s Garden of Trinity Catholic Cemetery at a special ceremony attended by members of the local community.
With some cemeteries around Brisbane running out of space, it gives Albany Creek Memorial Park great pleasure to be able to provide the Catholic community with a dedicated area for burial and cremation memorialisations.
The Garden of Trinity Catholic Cemetery has been architecturally designed in the shape of the Scutum Fidei, the Shield of the Trinity. The area features 15 Stations of the Cross which are nestled amongst beautifully landscaped gardens and tell the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The shield design is formed by three connective pathways that feature life-size statues of the Archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel.
The purpose of a Catholic priest or bishop bestowing a blessing on a person, object or a location is to rescue it from any ‘evil’ influences. Once blessed, it must be treated reverently and is perceived as a method of extending the role of worship beyond the walls of a church.