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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

Garden Crypts are located at the following cemeteries:
Location: Phone:
All Saints, Des Plaines 847-298-0450
Ascension, Libertyville 847-362-1247
Assumption, Glenwood 708-758-4772
Holy Cross, Calumet City 708-862-5398
Holy Sepulchre, Alsip 708-422-3020
Maryhill, Niles 847-823-0982
Queen of Heaven, Hillside 708-449-8300
Resurrection, Justice 708-458-4770
St. Adalbert, Niles 847-647-9845
St. Casimir, Chicago 773-239-4422
St. Joseph, River Grove 708-453-0184
St. Mary, Evergreen Park 708-422-8720
St. Michael, Palatine 847-397-3284

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.
  • Proper attire at all times.
  • Proper behavior at all times.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No picnics
  • No pets
We encourage the placing of decorations. We will try to be as careful as possible during our normal entombment and maintenance activities as we can. We regret that we cannot guarantee that all decorations will be free from damage or loss, and we cannot accept responsibility for these occurrences.

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