Rules and Regulations play an important part in the beautification and preservation of the sacred resting place of the faithful departed. They are intended not as restraining, but rather as defining an orderly plan of operation, care and permanent maintenance.

  • All Cemetery business must be transacted at the Cemetery office. Persons other than Cemetery officials are not authorized to conduct business for the Cemetery.
  • Office hours are from 8:30 until 4:00 weekdays, Saturdays by appointment. Closed Sundays.
  • The Cemeteries are open daily. Visiting hours are during daylight hours unless otherwise posted.

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Decorations

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery and certain sections of St. Agnes and St. Mary’s, Troy Cemeteries allow only fresh cut flowers in approved cemetery vases except during the Christmas season. Christmas decorations will be removed and discarded beginning January 15.

General Regulations:

Monument Lots

A. A maximum of 2 bouquets of flowers in approved vases may be placed on any lot. Fresh cut flowers are encouraged.

B. One artificial floral piece attached to a freestanding wire easel 30”-36” may be placed on a lot from May 1 to one week after Father’s Day.

C. Potted plants are allowed on a monument base, but not in or on the ground, from May 1 to one week after Father’s Day.

D. One standard floral saddle may be placed on a monument.

E. Two non-ferrous, composite vases, MetalcraftTM or equivalent, of an appropriate size, may be placed on a monument base in a non-permanent manner. Approved method of installation is either strap between die and base or two-sided tape.

F. An American flag may be placed on a grave for Memorial Day. Flags will be removed shortly after Memorial Day.

G. Christmas floral pieces on a wire easel 30”-36” high, Christmas decorations in an approved vase, and evergreen blankets may be placed on graves from November 15 to January 15.

Shrine Graves

A. A maximum of two bouquets of flowers in approved vases may be placed on a grave. Fresh cut flowers are encouraged.

B. An American flag may be placed on a grave for Memorial Day. Flags will be removed shortly after Memorial Day.

C. Christmas floral pieces on a wire easel 30”-36” high, Christmas decorations in approved vase, and evergreen blankets may be placed on graves from November 15 to January 15.

Mausoleums

A. Fresh cut flowers in an approved vase (Green coneshaped, either tin or plastic.) placed at edge of sidewalk.

B. Granite urns at St. Anthony’s Cemetery may be filled with artificial or fresh cut flowers.

Any article placed in the cemetery in violation of these rules and regulations will be removed and discarded without notice. Common violations include, but are not limited to: urns and flower boxes, corner posts. Wooden or plastic crosses, plantings of any kind, statues, figurines, toys or stuffed animals, crushed stone or wood chips, fraternal symbols, flags and flag holders, trellises, shepherd hooks, and glass.

Please return bronze vases to the flush inverted position when not in use. For safety concerns, bronze vases should be in the flush inverted position from November 15 until March 21.

General Clean Up

A general cleanup will be conducted in the Cemetery twice a year, beginning on or about April 1 and November 1. All decorations will be removed and discarded at these times. All Christmas decorations will be removed and discarded beginning January 15, time & weather permitting.

The lot owner is responsible for removing decorations that they wish to save prior to these dates.

Cars and bicycles

We ask that you respect our guidelines that automobiles shall not be driven through the cemetery grounds at a speed greater than twenty miles per hour. This is for the safety and well-being of all. Automobiles are also not allowed to park or to come to a full stop in front of an open grave unless they are in attendance at the funeral.

Additionally, no bicycles or motorcycles shall be admitted to the cemetery except those that may be in attendance at funerals or on business.

Pets

Please keep pets on a leash at all times. Be respectful and clean up after your pet.

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