Summer in the City Youth Program Give Time & Talent | Sacred Heart Cemetery and Mausoleum | Vineland, NJ

On June 28, 2016 as part of the Diocesan Summer in the City Youth Program high school students volunteered their time and talent at Sacred Heart Cemetery and Mausoleum located in Vineland, NJ. The youth, who were a little unsure about spending any extended time in a cemetery, walked away pleased...

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Gate of Heaven Cemetery East Dedication | June 22, 2016

Our Dedication of our Expanded Gate of Heaven Cemetery will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 10 AM.  Please remember to arrive 15 minutes early for parking accommodations.  Also, wear appropriate comfortable clothing and shoes as we will process through our new burial grounds.  The forecasted weather for Wednesday...

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Thank You! | 2016 FaithFULL Food Drive

South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries would like to thank everyone who donated food for the 2016 FaithFULL Food Drive.  Four of our cemetery locations were successful in collecting the desired food items and in all we contributed over 3 dozen food items to the FaithFULL Food Drive. Shown in the picture is Frank...

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Resurrection Cemetery | New Columbarium | Now Offering Pre-Construction Selection and Pricing

Resurrection Cemetery located in Clermont, Cape May County, is expanding their offerings with the addition of a 120-niche columbarium for cremated remains.  Pre-construction pricing is now available for those who wish to pre-plan.    We expect the columbarium to be completed in the spring. With more Catholics choosing cremation, South Jersey Catholic...

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Save the Date! | Wednesday, June 22, 2016 — 10:00 AM

The Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan will dedicate the expanded cemetery grounds at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Berlin, NJ.  Blessings will be bestowed on our new Monument to the Unborn, Veteran’s Monument, Cremation Niches, and Crucifix. All are invited to join us in celebration. More details to follow.

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Remember We Are Collecting Food for the FaithFULL Food Drive | Drop Off Your Donation at One of Our Offices or Mausoleums by March 3

South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries is supporting the faithFULL Food Drive, which is being conducted across the Diocese of Camden on Sunday, March 6.  We are offering to collect food at our offices and mausoleums until March 3.  1 in 6 South Jerseyans, and 1 in 5 children, suffer from food insecurity.  Our faithFULL...

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Respect for the Dead Extends to Cremated Remains

Recently I saw a news report regarding a local woman who came home from her grandmother’s funeral to find her home was broken into. Among the many treasures that she reported stolen was an urn that contained the cremated remains of her sister. The woman was quite distraught. With the...

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Is Cremation an Accepted Catholic Practice?

Yes, cremation is permitted by the Catholic Church.  “The Church earnestly recommends the pious custom of burying the bodies of the dead be observed.  It does not however, forbid cremation unless it has been chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teaching.” – (1983 Code of Canon Law)   As more...

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