Celebrated by Bishop Zubik
On Sunday, June 13th at 10:00 a.m. Bishop Zubik will be celebrating a Mass of Remembrance from St. Paul Cathedral for the faithfully departed in our diocesan and parish cemeteries. To watch this special Mass live, please use the link below.
The Catholic Cemeteries Association remains committed in providing the essential service of burying the dead. In light of the current events relating to the COVID-19 virus and concern for the health and safety of all of our employees and families, The Catholic Cemeteries Association will be administering the following changes to our burial procedures:
All 16 Diocesan Cemeteries have implemented the following procedure changes as Allegheny & Washington Counties take a step forward toward more normal activity…
• All in-ground burials will be restricted to graveside services only.
• Chapel committals will only be available for those having an entombment.
• Currently CCA permits a maximum of 10 people for indoor chapel committals and a maximum of 50 people for outdoor graveside committals.
• For the safety of our employees, actual Interments and Entombments will not take place until the committal service is complete and attendees have departed.
• It is the policy of The Catholic Cemeteries Association that Masks and Social Distancing are to be observed at all times by all in attendance regardless of where the committal takes place.
For COVID 19 Burials / Entombments:
• COVID 19 Mausoleum Entombment – Committal to take place outside the mausoleum. Casket will then be wrapped with standard mausoleum protection prior to entering the building. Once the entombment has been completed family may enter the mausoleum.
• COVID 19 Ground Burial – Committal prayers may be conducted at roadside. Attendees will then be asked to remain and witness from their cars during the burial process. Once the burial has been completed and cemetery workers have departed, family may proceed to the gravesite if desired.
Mausoleums are available once again for visitation, however masks and social distancing are required. Restrooms are NOT open in both mausoleums and cemetery offices.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Welcome to The Catholic Cemeteries Association
In our Catholic cemeteries, we, the living members of the Church, gather to pray for those who have gone before us and to reflect on the great promise of “the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” We have great confidence that one day we will be reunited with our deceased loved ones. All those baptized in the faith share in this great promise. Catholic cemeteries are visible signs of Christ’s promises to His Church and of our unwavering hope in the fulfillment of those promises.
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