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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.

Career Opportunity: Administrative Assistant

The Catholic Cemeteries is seeking an administrative assistant for a 1-year maternity leave contract.  For more information, please visit our Job Opportunities page.

New Cemetery Office Hours

Effective January 5, 2015, new office hours are in effect for Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery in Stoney Creek, Resurrection Cemetery in Ancaster and St. Joseph & Holy Cross Cemeteries in Brantford.  Please visit the cemetery pages for the new office times. Please note that it is always best to call ahead for an appointment to ensure a member of our staff is avaiable to meet with you when you arrive.

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, May 12 at 4:30 pm. All are welcome!

New Section Open at Holy Redeemer Cemetery

A new section dedicated to Saint Alojzije Stepinac for members of the Queen of Peace Croatian Franciscan Centre in Norval is now open in Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Georgetown.  Single or family lots as well as above-ground lawn crypts are available.  For more information, please click here.

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.

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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