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NEW Rosary Columbarium (Cremation Spaces)

New Cremation niche spaces were added to the Rosary Columbarium in Calvary Cemetery in June. The Rosary columbarium, located a short distance from the Mercy Street entrance, and across from Chapel of the Apostles Mausoleum, has been very popular for several reasons: Easy

Mosaic Restoration

Catholic Cemeteries works diligently to maintain and enhance the beauty of our cemeteries. Our most recent project was the restoration of the 15 glass mosaics located in Calvary Cemetery, 7710 West Center Road. These glass mosaics, designed and created in Italy, were installed in

Lending Library Addition (click title for more)

Our Lord asks us to “love one another”. The gift from the Downie family for Serenity, our children’s section, is a reflection of that love. The Lending Library, including the books, was provided by the Downies and recently installed by the cemetery staff.

Former Summer Help Soon-To-Be Father Cone

Each year Catholic Cemeteries employs summer seasonal workers to help maintain the grounds. Within that group we typically have two or three seminarians. A little sweat on the brow, dirt under the fingernails, and a few dollars in the pocket all help the

Family Donation to Support Operations

Periodically, a family will make a special donation to Catholic Cemeteries in honor of a loved one. Sometimes they request that the donation be used for a specific purpose, such as a beautification project.  This year our operations crew was super excited to get a

April – World Autism Awareness Month

April is World Autism Awareness month. As a part of this awareness, friends and neighbors around the world are encouraged to wear blue sometime during the month to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Today, April 4, our office employees wore blue. Autism

Spring Ground Repairs

This has been an exceptionally hard winter. You only need to drive a few blocks to see and feel the damage the weather has done to the streets of Omaha.  The weather was also difficult for the cemeteries.  We moved lots of snow on the

Winter Work (of Love)

When it gets cold, the work for our operations crew gets harder. When it snows, the work load really goes up.  That’s why during the winter, cemeteries need at least two days’ notice to perform a committal.  The team has to locate the grave, then

Flowers For Your Loved One

Meet Thomas – one of our operations employees – getting ready to place a flower request!  We get requests through the year from families in the local community as well as across the country to place flowers with their loved ones.  It’s a nominal fee,

Welcome to 2019

This morning I led the office group in prayer. The gospel reading for today is from John 1: 19-28, when individuals from Jerusalem asked John the Baptist “Who are you, are you the Christ?”  John was very popular, the man to see, and he could