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

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.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

Posted by on May 10, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We wish you a

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

 

GENEALOGY REQUESTS

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC WE ARE EXPERIENCING A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN OUR WORK LOAD DUE TO INCREASED BURIALS.
 
FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO GENEALOGY REQUESTS.
 
WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.

Thank you Mayor Walsh

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thank you Mayor Walsh for recognizing the cemetery workers contributions during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Today, Mayor Walsh closed his press conference by thanking a group of workers who have some of the toughest and most emotional jobs, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic: cemetery workers. Both historic and active cemeteries fall under Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

“Cemetery workers are often the last to say goodbye to someone’s grandparent, parent, sibling, cousin, or friend. Sadly, they are also with the deceased in their final moments on this earth.

Cemetery workers provide comfort and compassion to grieving families. That’s a solemn responsibility. It takes special people to do that kind of work.

Right now, cemetery workers are working long hours and multiple shifts to keep up with the demand for burials during COVID-19. We’ve seen nearly triple the number of burials that we usually do in City of Boston cemeteries.

One of the most heartbreaking effects of the COVID-19 crisis is that we can’t gather to say goodbye to our friends and loved ones in the way that we’re used to. It’s extremely hard for families who are grieving a loved one and cannot attend their burial.

To the families: know that your loved ones weren’t alone. They were surrounded by caring people. We hope that provides some comfort and closure, for anyone who needs it right now.

We are grateful for the respect and care that cemetery workers provide every day. Thank you for all that you do. You have our greatest appreciation.”

 

Grave repair requests

Posted by on Apr 24, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC WE ARE EXPERIENCING A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN OUR WORK LOAD DUE TO INCREASED BURIALS. OUR GROUNDS STAFF MUST MAKE FUNERALS THEIR PRIORITY SO IT WILL TAKE SIGNIFICANTLY LONGER TO RESPOND TO  REQUESTS FOR GRAVE MAINTENANCE. WE WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO COMPLETE REQUESTS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

 WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.

Gates closing at 2pm on Monday 4/13/2020

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

There are many old trees in our cemeteries that may be a safety issue with the high wind warning. We are concerned for the safety of our staff and visitors. Due to that high wind warning we will be closing the gates at all our cemeteries today at 2pm.

 

HAPPY EASTER!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Easter weekend our gates will be open from 7:30am to 6:30pm.

Mount Benedict will close at 7pm.

Our offices will close at noon on Good Friday and will be closed for the weekend.

Funeral Services must arrive at our gates by 11:00am on Good Friday.

Have a safe Easter Weekend!

Please be reminded that our Memorial Day Masses have been cancelled for 2020.

MEMORIAL DAY MASS CANCELLED

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of our Annual Memorial Day Masses at Mount Benedict and New Calvary Cemetery for this year.

We thank our families that have supported the Annual Masses for many years.

Our concern for the safety of our families in the current pandemic crisis and the uncertainty of its duration has led to this decision.

We hope to see you on Memorial Day in 2021.

Please stay safe!