The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton

June 18, 2020

As all areas in The Diocese of Hamilton enter into Stage 2 of the Government of Ontario’s gradual reopening from the Covid19 pandemic shutdown the following changes and rules are being implemented by The Catholic Diocese of Hamilton

  • Burials taking place outdoors will be limited to 50 people including priests, but not Funeral Home Staff.
  • Funeral Home staff are responsible for ensuring that the ratio of attendees to Funeral Home staff is 10:1.
  • All cemetery entrances are being reopened.
  • Other visitation to cemetery grounds will be allowed during burials.
  • Burials inside the mausoleums are limited to 20 people except in the following cases:
    • Holy Souls (Holy Sepulchre) - 10 people
    • Our Lady of Peace (Gate of Heaven) - 15 people
    • Covid19 - Not allowed in the mausoleum
  • Covid19 burials:
    • In ground - 50 people
    • In Mausoleum - 20 people outside the mausoleum
  • Families will continue to be contacted by cemetery staff and informed of the rules

The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton
600 Spring Gardens Road
Burlington, ON L7T 1J1
905-522-7727

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