Calendar & Events
For your convenience in remembering loved ones, Catholic Cemeteries are pleased to offer you the following services:
- Easter Lilies & Assorted Easter Tulips
- Potted lilies and tulips will be placed from the Friday afternoon before Easter through the Sunday after
- Please place your order before March 15
- Christmas Wreaths
- Wreaths will be placed after November 15 and removed on March 1 of the following year
- Please place your order before November 15
If you wish the Catholic Cemeteries can place the above items, for a fee, on those dates listed. Catholic Cemeteries regret that we can not guarantee any of the above from loss or damage.
Infant Prayer Service
Each month, the Catholic Cemeteries holds a brief prayer service to remember those infants who were stillborn or who lived any length of time. Families, friends or others who have lost an infant are invited to attend the service and pray with us for their baby and the others on the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The service is held in Calvary Cemetery in the “Holy Innocents Section” (section 20). The names of all of the infants buried during the month in any of the archdiocesan Catholic cemeteries will be mentioned during the service. Any other name, whether the infant was buried in a prior month, or in another cemetery, can also be mentioned at the request of the families or friends. Holy water is sprinkled on the graves of those babies buried that month in the Holy Innocents Section. For further details on this service please call the Cemeteries office at (502) 451-7710. Severe weather will cancel.
Mother’s Day is observed each year on the second Sunday of May.
Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces and is observed on the last Monday of May each year. We offer flags at the front gate free of charge while quantities last. Flags are permitted from the Friday afternoon before the holiday through the Sunday after.
Father’s Day is observed each year on the third Sunday of June.
All Souls’ Day
All Souls’ Day is a Roman Catholic day commemorating the faithful departed or those baptized Christians believed to be in purgatory. It is celebrated on November 2 unless this date falls on a Sunday. When this happens, All Souls’ Day is celebrated on November 3. St. Odilo, abbot of Cluny, established All Souls’ Day in the eleventh century. The day purposely follows All Saints’ Day in order to shift the focus from those in heaven to those in purgatory. The theological basis for the feast is the doctrine that the souls who, on departing the body, are not perfectly cleansed from venial sins or have not fully atoned for past transgressions are debarred from the Beatific Vision, and that the faithful on earth can help them by prayers, alms deeds and especially by the sacrifice of the Mass. The Archbishop of Louisville celebrates the All Souls’ Day Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery. For further details on this service please call the Cemeteries office at (502) 451-7710.
Veterans Day honors men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces and is observed on November 11th each year.
The Catholic Cemeteries accepts U.S. flags to be flown in memory of a veteran. These flags may be donated at the office in Calvary Cemetery. Each flag will be flown in a designated cemetery until its replacement is needed. A placard is displayed in the cemetery office honoring the veteran.
Tree of Remembrance
At the Catholic Cemeteries, we understand that Christmas may be a difficult time for families and friends after the death of a loved one.
Our wish is to remember, honor and celebrate the life of your loved one by inviting you to place an “in memory of” ornament during the month of December on our Christmas tree located in Calvary Cemetery. We want to extend this opportunity to everyone who mourns the loss of a family member or friend, regardless of when or where the person was buried.
You can bring your own ornament or request a personalized complimentary ornament at the cemetery office.
Please visit the cemetery office for assistance before placing your ornament on the tree.
Ornaments will remain on the tree until January 6th. After that date, remaining ornaments will be held at the cemetery office until January 31st for families to collect.
The Catholic Cemeteries will not be held responsible for lost or stolen ornaments.
The Lighting of the Tree of Remembrance
PLACE: Calvary Cemetery
DATE: Friday, December 1, 2017
Cemetery gates will remain open for entry until 6:25pm. No entry will be allowed during the service. Complimentary ornaments will be available and refreshments will be served.
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