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Stay updated with the latest News and Events from Boston Catholic Cemetery Association.

PEGGY BOYD RETIRES

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

OUR BOOKKEEPER PEGGY BOYD RETIRED ON 6/24/2020 AFTER 14 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE BCCA.

WE WISH PEGGY A LONG AND HEALTHY RETIREMENT!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

 

 

OFFICES REOPENING TO THE PUBLIC

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

EFFECTIVE MONDAY JUNE 29th OUR OFFICES WILL REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY:

  1. No more than 2 people can be in the office at one time.
  2. Face Masks must be worn to be admitted to the office.
  3. Hand sanitizer must be used upon entering the office.
  4. Social distancing must be maintained by standing back from the counter.
  5. There will be no restroom facilities available to the public.
  6. Portable restroom facilities are located outside adjacent to the office for public use.

 

OFFICE HOURS WILL BE 8:30am to 3:00pm WEEKDAYS.

(Mt. Benedict will open at 9:00am)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION

 

July 4th Holiday Information

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Our offices will be closed on Friday July 3, 2020 in observation of Independence Day.

There will be no burials on July 3rd and 4th.

Orders for openings on Monday July 6, 2020 must be called in no later than Thursday July 2nd at noon to insure there is enough time to open the grave for a Monday service.

The cemetery gates will be open on July 3rd and 4th from 7:30am to 6:30pm.

Mt. Benedict’s gates will close at 7:00pm.  St. Mary’s will be closed.

 

Have a safe holiday weekend!

 

Career Oportunity

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bookkeeping Clerical Position

We currently have an opening for a Bookkeeping Clerical position at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery office.

This position is Monday to Friday, 30 hours per week, 8:30am to 3:30pm.

The candidate must be computer literate, be proficient in QuickBooks, MS word and Excel, and possess good customer service skills as there is constant contact with the public. Attention to detail is critical to this position. Must be able to become proficient in cemetery specific software and procedures within 60 days of employment. 

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick time, medical, dental, LTD and Life insurance.

 

Please forward your resume and cover letter to:

The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association

Attn: Superintendent

366 Cummins Highway

Roslindale, MA 02131

No phone calls please.

 

WATER UPDATE

Posted by on May 20, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Boston Water and Sewer finally agreed to turn on the water at Mount Benedict and New Calvary Cemeteries.
 
WE THANK THEM!
 
It will take us a couple of days to fill all the barrels and place them in the cemeteries.
 

funny cartoon water faucet, vector illustration

Important Memorial Day Weekend Information:

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Important Memorial Day Weekend Information:

 
The cemeteries of The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association, Mt. Calvary in Roslindale, New Calvary in Mattapan, and Mt. Benedict in West Roxbury will be open on Memorial Weekend for our normal hours 7:30 AM to 6:30PM for visitation. (Mt. Benedict will close at 7:00pm)
 
Sadly, we cannot have Catholic Mass at either Mt. Benedict or New Calvary due to the Covid-19 restrictions which have been placed on large gatherings.
 
Our offices will be staffed on throughout the Memorial Day weekend (Calvary and New Calvary 8am to Noon, Mt. Benedict 8:30am to 12:30pm). The office doors will not be open to the public, however we will be answering phones to answer any questions. We have American Flags to hand out as long as our supply lasts. We have had some Veteran groups in, placing American Flags on gravesites, so please check your loved one’s gravesite first before requesting a flag. If you visit our website you can use our grave locator and view maps as well.   www.BostonCemetery.org
 
When you visit our cemeteries, you will notice that they are not in the typical condition for a regular Memorial Day as we have been inundated with burials and following the new protocols due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our dedicated staff have been working tirelessly and have had many exceptionally long days. This has had a ripple effect on our normal upkeep of the cutting and trimming of grass, landscaping the recent burial sites, as well as beautifying the property. We have outsourced a landscape company to assist us in this process and are hopeful that we can have nearly all the properties in better condition soon.
 
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this extremely difficult time.

MEMORIAL WEEKEND INFORMATION

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

MEMORIAL WEEKEND INFORMATION
 
Our Memorial Day Masses have been cancelled.
 
Our gates will be open all weekend for visitation.
Mount Benedict
Gates open 7:30am
Gates close at 7:00pm
Mount Calvary and New Calvary
Gates open 7:30am
Gates close at 6:30pm
 
Our offices will be closed to the public but we will be available to answer calls.
Mount Benedict
Hours 8:30am – 12:30pm (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) 617-323-8389
Mount Calvary and New Calvary
Hours 8:0am – 12:00pm (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) 617-325-6830
 
Water
Boston Water and Sewer will not turn on our water due to the pandemic so there is no water in the cemetery.
 
Grass cutting and trimming
We are behind preparing the cemeteries due to the increase in pandemic burials and numerous rainy days this spring. We are doing our best but our burials must come first. We have hired an outside landscape company to cut and trim the cemetery grass. They should have it completed by Memorial weekend. We thank you for your patience.
 
Restrooms
Portable restrooms are available as the restrooms in our office buildings are closed to the public.
 
Maps and Grave Location Information
Available online at www.BostonCemetery.org
 
Flags
The Cemetery does not place flags on graves. Volunteer groups place them each year. If there is no flag on a veteran’s grave please call Veteran’s Services in Boston at 617-635-3507.
Limited flags are available at our offices for veteran’ graves.

PAYMENTS MADE BY CHECK

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO:   BOSTON CATHOLIC CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

 

WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CHECKS MADE OUT TO MT. BENEDICT CEMETERY, MT. CALVARY CEMETERY,

NEW CALVARY CEMETERY OR ST. MARY’S CEMETERY!

 

MEMORIAL DAY

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

OUR STAFF IS WORKING VERY HARD TO HAVE OUR CEMETERIES READY FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND.

HOWEVER, DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC WE ARE EXPERIENCING A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN OUR WORK LOAD DUE TO INCREASED BURIALS. IN ADDITION THE RAINY WEATHER THIS SPRING HAS CREATED ISSUES THAT HAVE LIMITED OUR ABILITY TO PREPARE FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND.

OUR GROUNDS STAFF MUST MAKE FUNERALS THEIR PRIORITY BEFORE ANY OTHER CEMETERY WORK CAN BE COMPLETED.

PLEASE EXPECT THAT IT WILL TAKE SIGNIFICANTLY LONGER TO RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR GRAVE MAINTENANCE AND TO HAVE OUR CEMETERIES READY FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND.

WE HAVE HIRED A LANDSCAPING COMPANY TO ASSIST US TRIM AROUND THE MONUMENTS.

WE WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO COMPLETE MAINTENANCE REQUESTS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND TO PREPARE THE CEMETERIES FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.

MEMORIAL DAY MASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

OUR MEMORIAL DAY MASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.
 
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.