Tag: Cemeteries

Cemeteries in our lives — and at the end of our lives

Cemeteries in our lives — and at the end of our lives

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

In my years of service as a priest and bishop, I have always welcomed the opportunity each Memorial Day to schedule a Mass or service of remembrance in one of our Catholic cemeteries. They are moments not only to recall the heroic selflessness of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our country, but also to recall more broadly our ongoing connection with those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith.

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Catholic Cemeteries to offer ‘natural burial’ option starting in fall

Catholic Cemeteries to offer ‘natural burial’ option starting in fall

| May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Natural burial or “green burial” takes different variations, but aims to unite the body with the earth using little if any fossil fuel or non-biodegradable materials.

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With Find A Grave, volunteer honors memory of the dead

With Find A Grave, volunteer honors memory of the dead

| Cynthia Hill | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, Huber, 75, joined Find A Grave as part of his growing interest in his family’s genealogy. “I found that creating memorial pages on Find A Grave was a wonderful way to build a family history that can be shared online within our family,” Huber said.

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To be Catholic is to take care of the vulnerable

To be Catholic is to take care of the vulnerable

| Father Michael Byron | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first time I became smitten with cemeteries was while I was an undergraduate at St. John’s University in Collegeville. There on a gorgeous sloped hill to the west of the lake was the cemetery where the monks had been buried for generations, marked with simple gray granite stones. I found it a marvelous place of bringing life back to earth.

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Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember those who served

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Senior Services Guide – Fall 2013

Senior Services Guide – Fall 2013

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Senior Housing and Services

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While passing through, don’t forget to stop and visit

While passing through, don’t forget to stop and visit

| Father Joseph Gillespie | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Discovering his mother’s grave was not as simple a task as my friend had imagined. Finally, we headed to the cemetery office to expedite the search. The office building was rather imposing, befitting the reputation of Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Calif.

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