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
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
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.
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
Lent – a time of reflection - repentance, prayer, and almsgiving - and turning (or returning) to God. The first words Jesus preached after his time in the desert was “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Mt 4:17), or as stated in
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
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.
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.