News and Events
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.
Around the Bay Road Race
The annual Around the Bay road race will take place this year on Sunday, March 30th. Traffic along Plains Road will be open in both directions, however, access to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery may be restricted between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
Congratulations John O'Brien and John Foster
Following a year-long organizational review of The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton, Bishop Crosby has announced the following personnel changes.
Mr. John O'Brien has accepted the position of Episcopal Delegate for Cemeteries and Insurance. In this position, John will provide oversight and counsel regarding strategic planning for The Catholic Cemeteries, and represent the Diocese of Hamilton at meetings with government and industry officials at the Provincial and Civic levels.
Mr. John Foster has accepted the position of Interim Director of Cemeteries until a permanent Director is appointed. John's long experience with The Catholic Cemeteries and role as Manager of Family Services will ensure a smooth transition.
A recruitment campaign is underway to fill the role of Director of Cemeteries. Reporting to the Bishop, this person will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of The Catholic Cemeteries. For further information, please click here.
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.
Announcement: Welcome Delma and Nicolaas
The Catholic Cemeteries is pleased to welcome two new staff members to the family counselling team.
Delma Longboat is a Business graduate from Mohawk College who is transferring her skills from a retail environment to working with families at Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum and Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.
Nicolaas Van Gemert, who has been part of the grounds crew for several years, is also working with families at the main office, including Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum and Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. Nicolaas is also a Business graduate from Mohawk College.
The Catholic Cemeteries owns and operates 16 cemeteries and seven mausolea, located in the greater Hamilton/Burlington area, in Halton, Brant County and Guelph.
Mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery Now Open
A special Mass of Blessing and Dedication was celebrated July 17, 2012, for Our Lady of Hope Mausoleum, located within Resurrection Cemetery in Ancaster. In addition to full ground burial, cremation burial and outdoor cremation niches available at the cemetery, families now have the option of indoor crypts or cremation niches in the mausoleum. The first phase of Our Lady of Hope consists of 1,409 crypts and more than 750 niches. To make pre-need arrangements, please contact Alice Puma, at 905-304-9138.
New Catholic Cemetery Open in Georgetown
The Diocese of Hamilton's newest cemetery, Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, was blessed and dedicated by Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, Bishop of Hamilton, during a special Mass on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Holy Redeemer Cemetery is located on 17th Side Road, west of Trafalgar Road. This cemetery serves the community of Georgetown and surrounding areas.
For more information, please call 905-877-8500.