As I write these words, I understand that everyone reading this newsletter has experienced some type of loss. Whether it’s the loss of a parent, spouse, sibling, child, or friend we all enter the holiday season knowing that our loved one will no longer be here to celebrate with us. For those suffering a recent… Continue reading Remembering Our Loved Ones This Holiday Season
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 When I got the call that we lost our baby, I did not see an opportunity for prayer. I was angry. All the plans and hopes and dreams my wife and I had… Continue reading Prayer and Thanksgiving
While most of the world is busy gearing up for Halloween at the end of this month, Catholics also await a different series of special days. With All Saints Day, All Souls Day, and Cemetery Sunday celebrated within the first few days of November, many Catholics may be asking the question:Why do we pray for… Continue reading Why do we pray for our dead?
As we celebrate Family Day at Calvary Cemetery this month, I felt called to share some thoughts on visiting our dearly departed loved ones. Visiting a cemetery is a chance for us to reconnect, both emotionally and physically, with those we’ve lost. By touching a headstone, placing a hand on their grave, or simply sitting… Continue reading Taking Time to Reconnect
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary holds a special significance for us at the Catholic Cemeteries Association. The image of this holy event has been featured in our logo for decades, and serves as a constant reminder to all CCA employees and the families we serve that there is something to look forward to… Continue reading Celebrating the Feast of the Assumption