NOW AVAILABLE | NEW CREMATION BROCHURE

Our new brochure, “Answering Your Questions About the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Cremation” is now available. The brochure provides guidelines in a question and answer format on the Church’s teaching with regard to cremation.  Download a copy of Answering Your Questions About the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Cremation Brochure. For...

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ADVENT MASS | NEW ST. MARY CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM

Today, Father Pete Szamocki of Saint Joachim Parish celebrated Advent Mass at New St. Mary Cemetery & Mausoleum in Bellmawr. We are happy to offer Mass during the Season of Advent, often a more difficult time for those who have lost a loved one. We remember and pray for those...

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TAKING TIME OUT TO BURY THE DEAD

In today’s fast-moving world, everything is focused on instant satisfaction — fast food, mobile banking, microwaves and instantaneous communication. Gone are the times when one would take the time to write a letter and post it knowing that it might take up to a week to be received by the...

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Honoring All Who Served | Veterans Day

Thank you to all of our veterans for serving and protecting the United States of America.   We appreciate your sacrifice, and we understand that your military service is a very important part of your personal history. In honor of our veterans, our Gate of Heaven Cemetery located in Berlin recently opened its first designated...

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Catholic Cemetery Sunday | November 6, 2016

Catholic Cemetery Sunday, observed the first Sunday in November, will be Sunday, November 6, 2016. It is a day, especially during this Holy Year, set aside to carry out the Spiritual Work of Mercy of praying for the dead by visiting the graves of family and friends. The Catholic cemetery...

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Final Resting Place: Vatican Releases Instruction on Burial and Cremation

This week the Vatican released the Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo. The guidelines provide clarification regarding burial and cremation. They are also an excellent reminder, especially during this Holy Year, on the Works of Mercy: both burying and praying for the dead.  Click on the link below to read the Instruction.

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