News and Events
Office Closed for Civic Holiday
All cemetery offices will be closed on Monday, August 3rd, for the Civil Holiday. Cemeteries and mausolea will be open for regular visitation hours. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, August 4th.
Holy Redeemer Cemetery Entrance Gates
Work has begun on the installation of an entrance gate at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Georgetown. Installation is expected to be complete this summer.
Spring 2015 Mass Schedule
Saturday, May 9, 11:00 am, Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge (Blenheim Road)
Saturday, May 23, 11:00 am, St. Joseph Cemetery, Brantford
Saturday, May 30, 11:00 am, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington
Saturday, June 6, 11:00 am, Resurrection Cemetery, Ancaster
Saturday, June 13, 11:00 am, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph
Saturday, June 20, 11:00 am, Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek
Saturday, June 27, 11:00 am, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington
All are welcome to attend these Memorial Masses.
Winter Wreath Reminder
Families are reminded that winter wreaths should be removed from graves by April 1st to facilitate the Spring cemetery clean-up. Wreaths and other winter decorations left on graves after this time will be removed and discarded.
New Funeral Planning Documents
The Catholic Cemeteries is pleased to offer two new tools to assist people with planning funeral and burial arrangements.
The Planning a Catholic Funeral document provides helpful information surrounding the various rites associated with a Catholic funeral, including the Vigil, funeral Mass and interment, as well as helpful information surrounding eulogies. This document is available on the Planning page of our website.
The Diocese of Hamilton's Policy Regarding the Disposition of Cremated Remains is a statement from Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, which outlines some highlights of the universal Church's position on cremation, particularly in offering the same reverence to cremated remains as that of the body of the deceased person. This document is available on the Cremation page of our website.
Monthly Memorial Mass
The next Monthly Memorial Mass will take place in Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, on Tuesday, August 11 at 4:30 pm. All are welcome!
Mausoleum Expansion at Marymount Cemetery
Construction continues on the expansion of Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum at Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. For more information or to see photos of the construction progress, please click here.