"From the depths of our guilt, we cry out in hope to the Lord, the promised Sun of Justice. In His rising from the tomb dawns the day of our salvation". -from Psalm 130
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Feast of the Assumption
The office will be closed on Monday, August 15, 2016 in observance of the Holy Day of Obligation: The Feast of The Assumption. Cemetery gates will be open as regularly scheduled.
Mausoleum Construction Updates
For updates click on the MAUSOLEUM link above and select from the drop down menu. Here you'll be able to see pictures and learn of the progress being made to date.
September 11, 2016
St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson will celebrate mass on Sunday, September 11th at 11:30 AM. Immediately following mass, the Knights of Columbus, Council #240, will hold a grave-side prayer service near the grave of Father Mychal Judge at the Franciscan Father's plot. All are welcome. In the event of rain, the prayer service will be held in the mausoleum.
We are very pleased to announce the local Boy Scout Troop #26 will begin removing flags July 5th until July 18th in support of cemetery rules. The flags are removed by the Boy Scouts and stored for next year when they return and install them at veteran graves. Thank you to all the Boy Scouts who demonstrate this act of respect for the American flag.
Although flags are only permitted at gravesites from Memorial Day until Independence Day, the cemetery honors our veterans by flying the American flag 365 days a year at flagpoles located in Section S (across from the mausoleum) and in Section 15 (next to the statue of the risen Christ). God bless America.
Independence Day - Monday, July 4, 2016
We wish you a happy and safe holiday. May God continue to bless our families and friends as we gather together to celebrate this day. The office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, however, cemetery gates will be open for visitors as regularly scheduled.
Memorial Day Mass
This year, due to the weather and the threat of rain, mass was held in the mausoleum. Monsignor Mark Giordani of Saint John's Cathedral celebrated mass with over 200 people in attendance. It is always a wonderful blessing to see our families come together to celebrate memorial day mass, rain or shine.
We also introduced our remembrance board as a special way to remember all who have gone to be with the Lord but remain in our hearts and our prayers. All in attendance were invited to add the name(s) of their loved one(s) in heaven to the board.
The cemetery staff will begin removing and disposing of palm crosses commencing the week of April 25th. It appears the threat of frost is past us as we are enjoying spring weather. Water spigots have been turned on throughout the cemetery. Because of the cemetery's proximity to the Passaic River, the Canadian geese are drawn to the immediate area. They are known to enjoy the water and the cemetery grounds. In an effort to keep the Canadian geese away, kindly report to the office any broken water spigots and please refrain from feeding them.
Notice to Lot Owners and Concerned Families
Due to the severe weather conditions we encountered this past winter, it is anticipated that our grounds will require additional care to repair many graves damaged by the snow and rain.
As we strive to maintain the beauty and safety of our cemetery, we are asking for your cooperation and patience at this time. Kindly report any sinkholes or hazardous conditions you observe to the office. Thank you.
Deer On Property
Resident deer living on the property have been seen feeding on freshly planted flowers througout the cemetery. If you find that the flowers you have recently planted at your loved one's gravesite have been disturbed it may be the deer and not a thief or vandal.
On Memorial Day we remember all the people who have died while serving in our country's armed forces. Flags may be placed at the gravesites of veterans throughout the cemetery. A friendly reminder, flags are permitted from Memorial Day until Independence Day. We thank you in advance for honoring the veterans and observing cemetery rules.