Guidelines

Our priority is the beauty of our cemeteries. These are “God’s Holy Acres”; a burial ground of His saints and nothing can be more important that.

To ensure the safety of everyone, here are some guidelines:

November 1st through March 15th
  • Winter wreaths and other artificial decorations are permitted during this time. All decorations, including wooden crosses, should not exceed 36” in height. Decorations with spikes or stakes are prohibited and will be removed immediately.
  • During the winter months, natural wreaths may be ordered through the cemeteries.
  • We cannot be responsible for damage caused to bouquet holders due to use during the cold winter months.
  • Christmas decorations will be removed on Jan 31st. Please make sure to label your decoration(s) with the deceased name and location.
March 16th through October 31st
  • Only fresh flowers in proper bouquet holders are permitted during this time.
  • Wilted flowers are removed every Tuesday. This allows us to have three days to cut the grass with the least amount of obstacles. Fresh flowers are not removed unless absolutely necessary.
  • Artificial decorations are not permitted during the cutting season except for the holidays listed below.

Burials: Floral pieces are left on the grave for 48 hours after an interment is made. The flowers are wilted by this time and it becomes a nest for animals if left any longer. There is no regulation governing the number of floral decorations brought to the cemetery at the time of interment.

Entombments:Three floral pieces permitted outside of the building. Bouquets will be removed and discarded at the end of each work day.

We hope you can understand our position in establishing these guidelines. They are not of our personal choice but an absolute necessity in maintaining safe working conditions and the overall beauty of our Catholic Cemeteries.

For more information please refer to our Rules & Regulations.

2019 Decoration Schedule

Artificial decorations will be permitted as follows for the following holidays:

Holiday Start Date Family Pick Up By Cemetery Staff Clean Up Date
Winter Decorations November 1, 2018 March 15, 2019 March 16, 2019*
Easter | April 21, 2019 Sunday, April 14, 2019 Monday, April 29, 2019 Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Mother's Day | May 12, 2019 Thursday, May 9, 2019 Monday, May 20, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Memorial Day | May 27, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 Monday, June 3, 2019 Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Father's Day | June 16, 2019 Thursday, June 13, 2019 Monday, June 24, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019

*Crosses will remain through the Easter decoration season.