The Priest’s mound is the area within Gate of Heaven Cemetery that has been specifically reserved for the Bishops and Archbishops as well as any priest within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Each Bishop or Archbishop is memorialized with a large bronze cross while the priests are memorialized with a smaller bronze cross.
O God, who by Thine unspeakable providence was please to number Thy servant Pope and Popes among the Sovereign Pontiffs, grant, we beseech Thee, that he who reigned as the vicar of Thy Son on earth, may be joined in fellowship with Thy holy Pontiffs forevermore. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the soul of Thy servant Bishop and Bishops, which Thou hast taken from the toilsome conflict of this world, may have fellowship among Thy saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen
O Lord, we pray Thee that the soul of Thy Priest and Priests, Thy servant and servants, which, while he abode in this world, Thou didst adorn with sacred gifts, may ever rejoice in a glorious place in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
“Give all your worries to Him, because He cares for you. ”