News and Events
Around the Bay Road Race
The annual Around the Bay Road Race will take place this year on Sunday, March 29th. Access to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery may be restricted between the hours of 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
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, April 14 at 4:30 pm.
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.