Lighting of the Tree of Remembrance
December 2, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us on Friday December 2nd at 6:30 PM for Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre’s blessing and the lighting of the Tree of Remembrance, located by the Newburg Road entrance at Calvary Cemetery. Hot drinks and pastries will be available, as well as complimentary personalized glass ornaments. Participants are encouraged to hang ornaments —either one brought from home or provided by us— on the tree in memory of loved ones. This event is open to all people, regardless of where their loved one is buried or how long ago. It is our hope that these prayers and token of remembrance will honor the deceased and alleviate the pain of those mourning. **No entry will be allowed during the blessing ceremony – the gates will close at 6:25 PM** Ornaments may remain on the tree until January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany. Remaining ornaments that are unclaimed after that time will be buried on our grounds.