Frequently Asked Questions

What you should know about grave settling

Maintaining graves is a very important task for our staff.  Some common questions we hear involve how long it takes for a grave to settle, what the process entails, and when grass will be planted. Keep reading to learn more. What is grave settling?  Grave settling is the process of the earth (soil, clay, etc.)… Continue reading What you should know about grave settling

Message From The Director

The Hole

The days are getting shorter, the air is a bit cooler and the smells of fall are everywhere. The stores are filled with Halloween decorations and costumes. Our daily activities dominate our lives and distract us from so many other things happening around us. Many of us will look back on this past summer and… Continue reading The Hole

Frequently Asked Questions

Myths & Realities: All Cemeteries Provide Prayers for the Deceased

Another popular myth often heard is “all cemeteries provide prayers for the deceased buried there.” The reality is secular cemeteries may permit individual religious services at the time of burial. However, a unique feature of Catholic cemeteries is that, in addition to the graveside service at burial, Mass is offered regularly for those buried in… Continue reading Myths & Realities: All Cemeteries Provide Prayers for the Deceased

Message From The Director

Places of Remembrance

As I walk our cemeteries, I often take a few moments to read the names of those entrusted to our care and it is a privilege to speak their names and wonder about their lives. I am overwhelmed by the flowers and wreaths placed as an expression of unbroken love.  I am reminded how short… Continue reading Places of Remembrance

Message From The Director

Welcome to Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries

Burial in a Catholic Cemetery is a witness to one’s belief in the resurrection and life everlasting. Catholic cemeteries are an extension of the parish community where those who worshipped together in life now rest together in peace. Catholic cemeteries are dedicated to the Corporal Work of Mercy “To bury the dead” and the Spiritual… Continue reading Welcome to Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries