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News and Events

Congratulations John Perrotta

John Perrotta has been appointed Manager, Sales and Family Services, for The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton.  The announcement was made this week by John Foster, Director of Catholic Cemeteries.  We offer congratulations and good wishes to Mr. Perrotta as he assumes this new responsibility.

Monthly Memorial Mass

The next Monthly Memorial Mass will take place in Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, on Tuesday, September 9 at 4:30 pm.

Spring Mass Schedule

Saturday, May 10, 11:00 am, Cambridge Cemetery

Saturday, May 24, 11:00 am, Holy Cross Cemetery, Paris

Saturday, May 31, 11:00 am, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington

Saturday, June 14, 11:00 am, Resurrection Cemetery, Ancaster

Saturday, June 14, 11:00 am, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph

Saturday, June 21, 11:00 am, Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek

Saturday, June 21, 11:00 am, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington

Congratulations John Foster

Following a recruitment campaign, Bishop Crosby announced that, effective April 2, 2014, Mr. John Foster has been appointed Director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Diocese of Hamilton, a position he has held on an interim basis since January 1st of this year. John has been a member of The Catholic Cemeteries' team since 1989, and his long experience as Manager of Family Services will put him in good stead for his new position. We offer congratulations and best wishes as he starts his new position.

Word on Fire on FaithFM

The Catholic Cemeteries is proud to announce its sponsorship of Fr. Robert Barron's Word on Fire broadcasts on Kitchener's FaithFM 94.3, Thursday evenings at 8:30 pm. The broadcast can also be streamed live at

Each program presents compelling Catholic preaching that is an instrument of outreach, evangelization and conversion. Touching upon art, architecture, poetry, philosophy, theology and the lives of the saints, Fr. Barron boldly proclaims Jesus Christ in outstanding sermons based on each Sunday's upcoming gospel.

The Holy Rosary on CKWR

The Catholic Cemeteries is proud to announce its sponsorship of The Holy Rosary broadcasts on Waterloo's CKWR 98.5 FM, Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Listen live at

The Priests in Concert

The Catholic Cemeteries' presentation of The Priests in Concert at Hamilton Place on November 13th was a great success. The concert was a celebration of The Year of Faith, which concludes on November 24th.

From left: Bishop Daniel Miehm, John O'Brien, Dwayne Cahill, Fr. Eugene O'Hagan, Fr. Martin O'Hagan, Bishop Doug Crosby

The Catholic Cemeteries release new videos – July 10, 2013

The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton is pleased to introduce four new videos, produced to provide information about some of our properties’ burial options and services.

The two-minute videos feature Our Lady of Hope Mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery in Ancaster;Our Lady of the Angels Mausoleum at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery in upper Stoney Creek Our Lady of Peace Mausoleum at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Burlington; and Holy Cross Catholic Cremation Centre located at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brantford. The mausoleum videos are available both in English and Italian.

The videos are intended to help educate viewers about what we offer, provide answers to frequently asked questions and showcase the dignified and beautiful resting places we offer Catholics and their families in the communities we serve.

We invite you to view the videos and we welcome your feedback.

Ongoing Events

Memorial Masses

These Masses are held the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 pm at Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum on Plains Road. The names of all those interred at one of the Hamilton/Burlington Catholic Cemeteries within the previous month are available to be read in the Book of Life, and will be read aloud. The next-of-kin receive an invitation in the mail and all family and friends are welcome to attend.

Free Cemetery Tours

The Catholic Cemeteries offers free walking and bus tours of our Catholic cemeteries. Tours of Holy Sepulchre and Gate of Heaven cemeteries in Burlington and our Brantford-area cemeteries are held regularly. Cemetery tours are a fun and informal way to learn about the history of our cemeteries, and how we develop new cemeteries.

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