ST JOSEPH PARISH
CEMETERY RULES AND REGULATIONS
Catholic cemeteries share the primary goal of providing dignified burial places for the faithful departed. They must offer services and facilities in harmony with the teaching of the Church and show a degree of care that reflects the spiritual values inherent in the in the tradition of the Catholic burial.
Guidelines are designed for the express purpose of governing the activities for the mutual protection and benefit of lot holders and the cemetery as a whole. They are established with certain restrictions to ensure uniformity and control within the cemetery grounds.
These guidelines are not intended to be restraining, or all inclusive, but rather to define an orderly plan of operation, care and permanent maintenance. With this understanding in mind, the lot holder is requested to honor the following provisions.
St Joseph Cemetery has been blessed and considered a Sacred Place as a Catholic Cemetery. Any ornamentation on monuments and markers must be in keeping with the sacred character of the cemetery, in line with Christian Dignity and in good taste.
In order to secure the safety of visitors and staff, to prevent interference with routine maintenance and to prevent equipment damage, visitors are asked to abide by the following regulations:
In keeping with the mission of Catholic cemeteries a family in need will never be turned away from our Cemetery, even if financial hardship is imposed upon the cemetery. All pricing and rules will be subject to annual review by the Cemetery Committee and the Parish pastoral and Finance Council.Click here to edit text