Crypt Decoration Policy
The following information is provided as guidelines for cemetery procedures. The Catholic Cemeteries reserves the right to change the following policies and procedures without notice. Please limit decorations to one per crypt.
Natural and Artificial flowers are permitted.
Containers must be made of wood or plastic. Flower boxes must not exceed 6" wide x 6" long x 11" high.
Specially designed facilities have been supplied for placement of decorations.
Any items such as metal, crockery, glass or similar materials are not permitted, as they present hazards due to breakage and cause rust stains on the decoration facilities provided. Candles of any kind are not permitted.
Do not tape objects to the crypt front
Over time, tape will cause damage to the polished finish of the crypt.
Spring and Fall Major Cemetery Clean Up
March 15-31 and October 15-31 are used to clean up the grounds and prepare the cemetery for the spring and winter. All decorations will be removed and disposed of at this time. If you wish to save your decoration, please remove it before March 15 and before October 15. Please do not place any decorations during this time. All decorations will be removed and disposed.
Garden Crypts are located at the following cemeteries:
|All Saints Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Des Plaines||847-298-0450|
|Ascension Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Libertyville||847-362-1247|
|Assumption Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Glenwood||708-758-4772|
|Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Calumet City||708-862-5398|
|Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Alsip||708-422-3020|
|Maryhill Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Niles||847-823-0982|
|Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Hillside||708-449-8300|
|Resurrection Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Justice||708-458-4770|
|St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Niles||847-647-9845|
|St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery||Chicago||773-239-4422|
|St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||River Grove||708-453-0184|
|St. Mary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Evergreen Park||708-422-8720|
|St. Michael The Archangel - Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Palatine||847-397-3284|
Reverence and Respect
We encourage the placement of decorations. We will be as careful as possible with our normal interment and maintenance activities.We regret that we cannot guarantee that all decorations will be free from damage or loss, and we cannot accept responsibility for these occurrences.
The Catholic Cemetery is a Holy Place.These sacred grounds are blessed by the Church and dedicated as a place of prayer and dignity for our faithful departed.
Please maintain a quiet reverence and respect for the other people visiting the graves of loved ones.
Please abide by the following:
- Proper attire at all times
- Proper behavior at all times
- No alcoholic beverages
- No picnics
- No pets
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