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Office Closure: Civic Holiday

Our offices will be closed on Monday, August 3, for the Civic Holiday, and will reopen on Tuesday, August 4. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Mausoleum Visitation to Resume

July 10, 2020

Beginning Monday, July 13, 2020, mausoleums operated by The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton will be opening for limited visitation as follows:

Our Lady of Victory, Holy Souls and Our Lady of Peace Mausoleums, Burlington

  • Mausoleums will be open for visitation from 4:30pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday
  • Mausoleums will be open for visitation from 12:00pm to 8:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Our Lady of Hope Mausoleum, Ancaster & Our Lady of the Angels Mausoleum, Stoney Creek

  • Mausoleums will be open for visitation from 4:30pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday
  • Mausoleums will be open for visitation from 12:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Guelph

  • Mausoleums will be open for visitation from 4:30pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday
  • Mausoleums will be open for visitation from 12:00pm to 8:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Our Lady of the Assumption Mausoleum, Paris

  • Visitations will continue to be conducted by appointment. Please call 519-442-2608 to arrange an appointment.

Additionally:

  • All visitors should self-assess before coming to 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, all visitors to the mausoleum MUST wear a mask or face covering.
  • All visitors are expected to maintain social 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 mausoleums will be disposed of.
  • Visitors should restrict the time 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 are 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.

COVID-19 Update (June 19 2020)

Art Smith, Director of Cemeteries, has released an update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic related to cemetery operations. Please click here to read it.

We are Open to Serve You

During these unprecedented times, we remain committed to serving our families. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one or are contemplating pre-arrangements for yourself or a family member, our staff can be contacted and a full range of services can be provided at one of our cemetery locations, or, if you prefer, you can reach us via telephone or email. We ask that all families call ahead to make an appointment.

We have implemented a number of measures to help protect the health and safety of our families and staff. Our locations are being continually cleaned and sanitized between appointments, and our staff are equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

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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Coyote Sightings at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

We have experienced a number of coyote sightings at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington. Please remain vigilant when visiting the cemetery. For more information on coyotes, please visit the City of Burlington's website.

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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