Our Mission

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 familiy that is unbroken by death. We celebrate the death, and resurrection of our Lord, which offer to us the promise of eternal life.

Winter Decoration Information

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.

For those with a loved one buried in All Saints Cemetery, All Souls Cemetery, Holy Cross (Akron), St. Joseph (Avon) Cemetery, and Resurrection Cemetery, winter decorations may be purchased online.


A Message From Bishop Lennon

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).


Read the latest "Letter From The Director"

A Friend's Wish

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.


Bereavement Corner

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.

Cemetery Spotlight

Calvary, Lorain

Calvary Cemetery has been serving the Catholic community of Lorain since 1904.The newest addition to the cemetery is Our Lady of Guadalupe mausoleum.

Job Posting: Field Laborer
Field Laborer mows and trims cemetery, carrying out field duties for cemetery as provided for by the Field Manager, and receives directions from Foreman where appropriate. This position is responsible for the implementation of all directions provided by the Foreman including completing operations on time and meeting all safety guidelines and requirements. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, snow removal and other general cemetery care and landscaping matters within the Field Department.

New Mausoleums
St. Francis Mausoleum

Holy Cross, Brook Park

Two new mausoleums are under construction at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park: St. Francis of Assisi and St. John Paul II Mausoleums.

Upcoming Events
October 18:A Final Gift | St. John Vianney | Details
October 19:A Final Gift | St. Bernard | Details
October 20:A Final Gift | St. Mary, Chardon | Details
October 23:A Final Gift | Holy Trinity Parish | Details
November 2: Cemetery Sunday Mass | Details
November 2:A Final Gift | Immaculate Conception, Madison | Details
November 8:A Final Gift | Calvary, Lorain | Details
November 9:A Final Gift | Holy Name Parish | Details
November 10:A Final Gift | St. Barnabas Parish | Details
November 11:A Final Gift | Immaculate Conception, Cleveland | Details
Cemetery Sunday, November 2, 2014

In the tradition of Catholic Cemeteries being places of prayer and comfort, Cemetery Sunday provides us an opportunity to remember our loved ones in Word and Sacrament.

The Catholic Cemeteries Association is please to announce the Mass schedule for November 2, 2014.

Visitation Information
Find all the information you need when visiting our cemeteries. Details include visitation hours, decoration schedules, and the CCA Rules & Regulations to help make your visit to our cemeteries a positive one.

"A Final Gift" Presentations
Consider attending one of our "A Final Gift" presentations to learn more about pre-need planning. This workshop will give you the tools you need to make an informed decision.

Question of the Month
Are non-Catholic family members permitted to be buried in a Catholic cemetery?