As we move throughout life, we find ourselves planning for many events, such as baptisms, graduations, weddings, or vacations! However, we often forget about planning for one of the most difficult ones: our own burial. While planning the details of your burial in advance may sound overwhelming, Catholic Cemeteries is here to answer questions and… Continue reading What You Should Know About Pre-Planning
Visiting a cemetery can be an uncomfortable experience for some. Confronting the concept of death and grieving the loss of dearly departed loved ones brings a plethora of complex emotions. As hard as this can be, working through these complex emotions is the key to greater spiritual and emotional healing. While comfort levels will depend… Continue reading 5 Things to Remember When Visiting a Cemetery
The Catholic Cemeteries Association has received some complaints recently regarding the upkeep of our Catholic cemeteries. The appearance of our cemeteries is something we hold in very high regard, as we strive to honor those who have passed before us by maintaining grave sites and providing families with a proper place for remembrance. It’s important… Continue reading A Statement on Dandelion Control from the Catholic Cemeteries Association
While many of us “cradle Catholics” have grown up with the expectation of attending Mass the day after Halloween in observance of All Saints Day, I’m sure that there are some of us, myself included, that never really stopped to ask why All Saints Day was a holy day of obligation. Even more so, I… Continue reading All Saints, All Souls, and Cemetery Sunday: What are the differences?
No one enjoys thinking about their own death. In fact, many people go to great lengths to avoid the subject entirely, choosing to ignore the matter of death altogether. While this may ease some worry in the short-term, in the long-term avoiding the topic of death, especially your own, can be unhealthy and lead to… Continue reading Preplanning: What it is, Why it’s important, and how you can get started!