Section 35 – Mary, Gate of Heaven, and Peter, Prince of the Apostles

In 2018 a beautiful transformation was made at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery Administration and Chapel building. The building was enhanced with indoor columbaria that contains 690 glass-front niches where family and friends of loved ones can privately reflect in comfortable, tranquil surroundings.

These attractive niches have beveled glass, internal illumination. These niches have an invitation to include a photo of their loved one, a religious item and a niche vase, along with a life tribute urn. Each of these tranquil displays preserve memories for their loved ones.

Mary, Gate of Heaven and Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles columbaria are both warm and welcoming to sit, reflect, and light a candle in prayer.

Mary, Gate of Heaven
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. God our Father ln Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Most honored of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, pray for us.
Mother most pure, pray for us.
Mother of chaste love, pray for us.
Mother and virgin, pray for us. Save
Sinless Mother, pray for us.
Dearest of Mothers, pray for us.
Model of motherhood, pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, pray for us.

Virgin most wise, pray for us.
Virgin rightly praised, pray for us.
Virgin rightly renowned, pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
Virgin gentle in mercy, pray for us.
Faithful Virgin, pray for us.

Mirror of justice, pray for us.
Throne of wisdom, pray for us.
Cause of our joy, pray for us.

Shrine of the Spirit, pray for us.
Glory of Israel, pray for us.
Vessel of selfless devotion, pray for us.
Mystical Rose, pray for us.
Tower of David, pray for us.
Tower of ivory, pray for us.
House of gold, pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, pray for us.
Gate of heaven, pray for us.
Morning star, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Comfort of the troubled, pray for us.
Help of Christians, pray for us.

Queen of angels, pray for us.
Queen of patriarchs and prophets, pray for us.
Queen of apostles and martyrs, pray for us.
Queen of confessors and virgins, pray for us.
Queen of all saints, pray for us.
Queen conceived without sin, pray for us.
Queen assumed in to heaven, pray for us.
Queen of the rosary, pray for us.
Queen of families, pray for us. Queen of peace, pray for us.

Blessed be the name of the Virgin Mary now and forever. Amen.

Peter, Prince of the Apostles
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen of Apostles, Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles,
St. Peter, to whom were given the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven,
St. Peter, so ardent for the glory of Christ,
St Peter, whose heart was pierced with one look from Jesus,
St. Peter, who ceased not to grieve for having denied the Son of God,
St. Peter, whose cheeks were furrowed by a stream of tears which flowed to the end of thy life,
St. Peter, who cried out: Lord, thou knowest that I love Thee.
St. Peter, bound in chains for Christ,
St. Peter, delivered from prison by an angel,
St. Peter, who rejoiced to suffer for Christ,
St. Peter, whose very shadow healed the sick,
St. Peter, whose voice even the dead obeyed,
St. Peter, that we may have a constant and mutual charity among ourselves,
That we may taste and see more and more, how sweet is the Lord,
That we may be prudent, and watch in prayer,
That we may die the death of the just,
 Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and His wonderful works to the children of men.

O glorious Apostle, who received the power of loosing and binding, pray for us, that, being free from all sin, we may live and die in the grace of God. Obtain then for us a perfect faith, firm hope, and ardent charity, that as we draw nearer to the close of life, we may daily grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. Guide us, O blessed Apostle, through all the dangers of this exile, till fear and grief be over. O humble martyr of Christ! you who now behold Him, not as on Thabor, but in the full splendor of His glory, pray for us now and at the hour of death. O then come, blessed Apostle, and take us to Jesus, that we too may love eternally. Amen.