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Mausoleum Visitation to Resume

Updated February 12, 2021

Effective TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, mausoleums operated by The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton will be open for limited visitation as follows:

Our Lady of Peace Mausoleum (Gate of Heaven Cemetery), Burlington

Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum & Holy Souls Mausoleum (Holy Sepulchre Cemetery), Burlington

  • Monday to Friday: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 1:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am – 6:30pm

Our Lady of Hope Mausoleum (Resurrection Cemetery), Ancaster

Our Lady of the Angels Mausoleum, Stoney Creek

  • Monday to Friday: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Saturday: 1:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am – 6:30pm

Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum (Marymount Cemetery), Guelph

  • Monday to Friday: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:30pm

Our Lady of the Assumption Mausoleum (Holy Cross Cemetery), Paris

  • Monday to Friday: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 1:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am – 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT OPENINGS MAY BE DELAYED DURING THE WEEK IF A FUNERAL IS IN PROGRESS

 Additionally:

  • All visitors must self-assess before visiting the cemetery. If they do not pass the self-assessment, they should not attend the cemetery.
  • Only one entrance will be open at each mausoleum. All safety exits are operational
  • In accordance with directives from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, the Province of Ontario, and local municipal by-laws, all visitors MUST wear a mask or face covering.
  • All visitors are expected to maintain physical distance of 2 meters from anyone with whom they are not cohabitating.
  • Visitors should refrain from touching anything inside the mausoleum (entrance and exit doors excluded).
  • No flowers or other items are to be brought into the mausoleum. Any items left in the mausoleum will be disposed of.
  • Visitors should restrict the length of their visit to accommodate other visitors.
  • Washrooms are closed during visitation hours.
  • Visits during the above-noted times are open to the public and unsupervised.
  • Anyone requesting a private, supervised visit outside of these hours should contact the local cemetery office.
  • The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton assumes no responsibility for any injury or illness that may occur during a mausoleum visit.

Monthly Memorial Mass

Please be advised that our monthly Memorial Masses are cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Those recently interred in our local cemeteries will be remembered in prayer with the assistance of the Sisters of the Precious Blood.

Holy Family Catholic Cemetery Now Open

We are pleased to announce that Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, located at the corner of Bronte Road and Lower Base Line, is now open. For more information, or to arrange a visit, please call our office at 1-800-661-5985, or visit the Holy Family Cemetery page of our website: https://www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca/cemeteries/holy-family

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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.

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