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Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not answered here, please contact us.

Can a non-Catholic be interred in a Catholic cemetery?2022-06-17T12:26:55-04:00

Yes, non-Catholic members of Catholic families are allowed to be buried in the Catholic cemeteries. There are several circumstances under which a non-Catholic can be buried in one of our Cemeteries. More detailed information is available upon request.

Are you allowed to inscribe a monument if the deceased is not interred in lot?2022-06-17T12:26:27-04:00

Yes. Permission from the original owner of the lot or existing blood line heirs is needed.

Does the Catholic faith allow cremation?2022-06-17T12:26:05-04:00

Yes. It is important to remember that the cremated remains should be treated with the same respect we give to the body of the deceased. The remains are to be placed in a worthy vessel and interred in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium.

I need to pre-plan. Do I need to take care of everything all at once?2022-10-25T08:42:32-04:00

No.  While there are several pieces to the pre-planning puzzle, we encourage families to take care of only what they feel comfortable with.  Some families take care of just the grave while others choose to take advantage of our payment plans to take care of everything all at once.

Other Resources

Genealogy
Grief & Bereavement Support
Rules & Regulations
Why a Catholic Cemetery?
Prayers
History of St. Joseph Cemetery

Hours

Our Cemetery grounds are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year for visiting.

Business Office

Monday through Friday – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday – Closed

Mausoleums

Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden, MA
Monday through Friday – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Calvary Mausoleum, Waltham, MA
Key-card access only from dawn to dusk

The Catholic Cemetery Association is closed on the following holidays

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Patriots’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Please be advised that holidays falling on a weekend will be observed on the nearest business day.

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