Section 4 – Priest’s Mound

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.