Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries nationwide in the annual Memorial Day Program, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes.” Memorial Day Masses will be celebrated on Monday, May 30, at 11:00 A.M. at several archdiocesan cemeteries. Masses will be celebrated, rain or shine, and a canopy tent and seating will be provided. *Gate of Heaven and Maryrest cemeteries will celebrate Memorial Day Mass inside their mausoleum chapels. For more information, including locations for each of the seven Memorial Day Masses, PLEASE CLICK HERE or visit: www.rcancem.org/memorial-day-mass.
Thousands of Catholic Cemeteries across the Country Unite for National Program
Catholic Cemeteries, NJ, May 27, 2013 â€“ As the country prepares to celebrate Memorial Day, Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic Cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes.” This national program, developed by the Catholic Cemetery Conference, will honor those men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, as well as recognize both our active military and military veterans who have served our country.
â€œServing God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes,â€ we invite our active military and veterans to participate in a Memorial Day Mass, and/or other cemetery-related activities throughout the weekend at Catholic Cemeteries. Veterans and active military are invited to serve as flag or candle bearers during the opening and closing processions at Mass, and will also be invited to serve as Lectors, participate in the Presentation of Gifts, and recite uniform intercessions followed by a moment of silence.