The Catholic church teaches the value of prayer and good works on behalf of our deceased family and friends. Catholics have been sustained throughout the ages in the knowledge that, as they have joined their prayers with those of the church, one day others will continue this practice and they can truly rest in peace with the sure knowledge that the church’s prayer on their behalf will continue until the day the Lord comes to gather all to Himself and present His people to the Father as the Kingdom accomplished.
In a special way, during the month of November, beginning with the celebrations of All Saints and All Souls, the church continues to remind us of the importance of prayer for the dead and our need to always be prepared for the time when we too will be called home to the Lord.
After a family member’s death, ongoing cemetery visits are encouraged.
We offer a Mass or Communion Service every First Saturday of the Month at 8:30 am in our Mausoleum Chapel. This Mass is offered in prayer for the repose of the souls of all laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.
A Memorial Mass is celebrated at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church every Memorial Day, sponsored by Calvary Cemetery. We also offer Requiem Mass on All Souls Day. Information is typically posted at the cemetery office or on our social media pages.