Friday, September 15, 2017

Disposal of American Flags

A collection box has been established at the NW corner of Calvary Cemetery (near the maintenance shed) for the disposal of American flags. Please remove the stick or shaft from the flag.

Calvary Cemetery Notice Fall clean up will begin on Oct. 17

Calvary Cemetery Notice Fall clean up will begin on Oct. 17. ALL spring and summer flowers and decorations must be removed BEFORE the 17th of October. Anything left will be removed. The only decorations allowed after that date will be fall and Christmas. If you want what you have out there now, it must be removed before Oct. 17. Thank you for your help keeping the cemetery beautiful. -Calvary Cemetery Sexton

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Vatican issues new document on Christian burial and cremation

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Tuesday published a new instruction on the burial of the dead and on the conservation of the ashes in cases of cremation.

The instruction reiterates the long held view that the Church is not opposed to the practice of cremation, though it continues to recommend that the bodies of the deceased be buried in cemeteries or other sacred places.

However the new document insists that ashes should not be kept in private houses and that the scattering of ashes on land or at sea is not permitted.

Please click here for the full English text of the new instruction from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.