The Catholic Cemeteries Association meets the needs of families, individuals, and parishes surrounding the death of a loved one.
In providing a consecrated place for burial, we treat the deceased and their families with dignity and respect, and offer a spiritual and physical environment that encourages frequent
visitation - where faith is strengthened, hope is awakened, and remembrance is accomplished through perpetual care.
We represent a Church family that is unbroken by death. We celebrate the death, and resurrection of our Lord, which offer to us the promise of eternal life.
Scripture tells us that when Sarah, the wife of Abraham, had died in the land of Canaan, her husband performed the customary mourning rites for her. Then he addressed the people in these words: "Although I am a resident alien among you, sell me from your holdings a piece of property for a burial ground, that I may bury my dead wife" (Genesis 23:4).
I wish I had known! I wish someone had told me! I wish that they would have had some type of service! I wish I would have had the opportunity to say goodbye! I wish I could have paid my respects!
I wish becomes the common cry of those prevented from being a part of the final journey.
CCA Bereavement Coordinator Nancy Romaine will lead several recitations of the Rosary this month. Please join her in the hope that this beautiful prayer will bring healing to all who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
The image of the Bridge of Calvary, taken by Cyndi Goldman, was chosen to be exhibited at the Cleveland Institute of Music. This was a juried selection and only 36 images were selected for the exhibit. There will be a Reception at the Cleveland Institute of Music on January 10, 2015 from 1-3 p.m.
The latest edition of our bereavement newsletter, Blessed Are They Who Mourn, in now available.
Winter decorations are now available at our offices. Wreaths, crosses, and arrangements for crypts and niches
are available. Winter decorations are permitted beginning November 1.
Two new mausoleums are under construction at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park: St. Francis of Assisi and St. John Paul II Mausoleums.
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