Catholic Cemeteries' policy of two decorations per grave, first enacted in 2005, will have stricter enforcement beginning in 2024. This enforcement went into effect on February 22nd, 2024. Please select the button below for more details regarding this policy enforcement.

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Rules and regulations are enacted by Catholic Cemeteries to ensure the the proper and reverent maintenance of these sacred grounds.  Subjects referenced include:  Memorial Privileges, Decoration Guidelines, as well as items related to Lot Purchases and Interments.

For a detailed list of guidelines, please download our Guest Resource Manual below.

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Decoration Policies

In decorating the grave, we recommend natural, cut flowers as a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way to celebrate the life of your loved one.

Please limit decorations to two per grave.

Temporary markers, commonly supplied by funeral homes, are not permitted and all such kinds of temporary markers will be treated as decorations.

Potted plants, votive and solar lights, eternal flames, balloons, shepherd hooks, bird houses, wind chimes and other unsightly decorations are not appropriate in a cemetery. Please be aware of the sensitivities of others and note that all materials used are to have a religious motif in keeping with the sacred nature of the cemetery.

For the Christmas season, grave coverings, wreaths on easels, poinsettias in cones and 12-18" Christmas trees are permitted. Christmas wreaths are permitted on a lot beginning after Thanksgiving Day.   

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2024 Dec.

2024 Decoration Removal Schedule

February 21, 22
March 13, 14
April 10, 11
May 8, 9
June 12, 13
July 10, 11
August 14, 15
September 11, 12
October 9, 10
November 20, 21

Mausoleum & Columbarium

March 27, 28
October 30, 31

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