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Donating in memory of someone is a special way to contribute to a cause, organization, or a community while recognizing and honoring a loved one. This year, The Catholic Cemeteries is hosting a Christmas Fundraiser for Open Door Pantry. With each memorial donation, 1 ornament will be added to the Christmas trees at both Resurrection & Gethsemane Cemeteries.
Honoring our loved ones at Christmas
Laughter, family, decorations, and special meals fill the holidays. However, when a significant person in your life has died, the holidays can be exhausting, with painful reminders of all the many things that have been lost. How do you navigate the holiday season when you are in grief?
As the autumn leaves fall and the air grows crisp, the Catholic Church prepares to observe three significant days: Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day.
A commemorative monument dedicated to a person or group of people buried elsewhere.
Losing a loved one is difficult and life changing for everyone. However, when the grief is hidden, silent in the hearts of those who have had a miscarriage or stillbirth, the pain can be especially difficult. Having a public, community event with music, prayer, and ritual honoring those loved ones who died before birth can help families have a safe place to grieve, to name their loss, and honor their child.
Having a permanent place to visit a loved one who has died and to see the person’s name and their permanent resting place has been important to the grieving and healing process since the beginning of time.
Our message to all who come to us is one of hope.
Labyrinth Grief Retreat – Walking a path of prayer and meditation for healing
Humans are ritualistic, whether it is the pattern one follows when rising and preparing for the day, singing “Happy Birthday” to mark their appearance in the world, or how one performs certain chores. Rituals surrounding death provide a concrete way for the living to begin the painful process of continuing life in the midst of grief, supported by the Church and her members.
What does it mean when a cemetery is “closed”?
Let’s think twice about how we value our loved ones in death as we await the resurrection
Differences between regular and direct cremation.
At The Catholic Cemeteries we believe that each human body has housed the breath of God. It needs to be respected and have a place of repose where the memory of that individual will not be forgotten.
Why do some people wear a red poppy on Memorial Day?
Memorial Day facts that you may not know
What do you do when visiting a cemetery? Here’s some suggestions.
Prairie Restoration conducted a controlled burn this past week in our Natural Burial area. Why have something like this in a cemetery?
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.
We are so good at planning for everything other than our death. It’s important to start the conversation….
Think about how long one spends in preparing to meet God…. the services, burial, and many details. Seems like we need to rethink how long we take in making some major decisions. We look at preparation for death to cover the 3-legged stool: cemetery, Church, and funeral home.
Why is memorialization so important after a loved one passes away?
Decorating a loved one’s gravesite is a part of personalizing their memorial and remembering them. However, every cemetery has a specific decoration policy to ensure safety of visitors and maintain the grounds.
Mummy? Cremains? Let’s get the proper title for human remains.
While this winter has not been the coldest in history, it is one of the snowiest.