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).
Our Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Cleveland stand as a reminder that we are recipients of God’s mercy. Loved in life, we are united in death. We honor the value God has placed in creating each of us and acknowledge the beauty of our differences.
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.
Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park was featured in the Plain Dealer today detailing the work of volunteers placing flags on the graves of veterans in preparation for Memorial Day.
Read the story HERE.
Many factors have impeded us from getting the quick results we all want. So far we have covered about 200 acres of weed control and should have another 200 by memorial weekend. We are further ahead than last year with all the applications, and are covering more total acres with control as an overall plan for this year.
Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember the courageous U.S. Citizens who died in war. As Christians, we pray for peace today. We also pray for all those who have gone before us in death and are forever remembered by God.
This national day of mourning validates our loss and gives us permission to grieve. Memorial Day can be a special time of healing.
The annual Callistian Guild Golf Outing is set for June 19, 2015 at Briarwood Golf Club.
The CCA has received formal complaints from Mausoleum and Columbarium owners regarding excessive decorations on surrounding fronts and common areas.
Due to disproportionate decorations the CCA will adhere to the policy stated in our Rules and Regulations.
Due to the extreme weather over the past month, the winter decoration cleanup has been moved from March 15, 2015 to March 22, 2015.
For additional information regarding decorations and visiting our cemeteries, please view the Visitation page of the website.
The monthly Rosary returns to several of our cemeteries for 2015. View a partial schedule on our Bereavement Ministry page.
The latest edition of our bereavement newsletter, Blessed Are They Who Mourn, in now available. Download this or past issues by clicking the button below.
As places of faith, hope, and remembrance, an important component of our Bereavement Ministry is our monthly Sunday Support Groups. This year we are adding a support group at St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon.
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.
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