Dan Keller
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Santa’s Elf

Here is the picture of Santa’s chief elf, who came to Catholic Cemeteries for a quick visit on Wednesday. He was a merry chap.  Notice how large his ears are?  All the better for him to hear all the good people are doing this Christmas. 

Merry Christmas Visitors

We had surprise visitors at Catholic Cemeteries this week. On Tuesday, Mrs. Santa Claus and her daughter were seen from the office windows walking the grounds.  So we made a quick dash out to say hello and have a short conversation.  And on Wednesday, who

Advent – Purple is for Preparation

The Church celebrates the liturgical year with ‘color’ themes. My granddaughter (now 10) taught me a simple little song that she learned about the liturgical colors at the age of 4 in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  (If you haven’t been exposed to this exceptional

Christmas at the Cemeteries

While we may not have a “White Christmas”, we will still have a decorative Christmas. Many family and friends have been on the grounds to decorate for their loved ones.  Catholic Cemeteries aids families in this process by making available both live and artificial decorations. 

Blogging vs. Videos

With the help of a co-worker, I just created my first 2 minute video promoting Catholic Cemeteries. It took me less than 5 minutes to create two possible scripts, less than two minutes to clear papers from my desk, and almost 2 hours to create

Winter Decorations – Pick Up April 8

The cemetery grounds look beautiful again this year as families did a wonderful job decorating their loved ones graves. Decorations ranged from live wreaths to decorative snowmen, and everything in between.  It is great to see this outpouring of love. Artificial decorations on the grounds (outside

Changing of the Guard

Our life at Catholic Cemeteries is first and foremost a ministry. So it goes without saying that our Manager of Ministry is a key position at the cemeteries.  We have been blessed to have Deacon Steve Grandinetti in this role for the last 10 years. 

Giving thanks in the cold

Wow its cold outside! Negative three (-3) degrees on December 27.  And our operations people are happy!  Happy that it’s cold?  No, happy for their new Carhartt insulated coveralls.  A donor this fall asked that their contribution be used for something needed in the maintenance operations area.