Welcome to the Catholic Cemeteries Association

The Catholic Cemeteries Association meets the needs of families, individuals, and parishes surrounding the death of a loved one.

In providing a consecrated place for burial, we treat the deceased and their families with dignity and respect, and offer a spiritual and physical environment that encourages frequent visitation - where faith is strengthened, hope is awakened, and remembrance is accomplished through perpetual care.

We represent a Church family that is unbroken by death. We celebrate the death, and resurrection of our Lord, which offer to us the promise of eternal life.


Families First

A Life Worth Remembering

Famous Funerals


A Message From Bishop Lennon

Scripture tells us that when Sarah, the wife of Abraham, had died in the land of Canaan, her husband performed the customary mourning rites for her. Then he addressed the people in these words: "Although I am a resident alien among you, sell me from your holdings a piece of property for a burial ground, that I may bury my dead wife" (Genesis 23:4).

Letters From The Director

Our Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Cleveland stand as a reminder that we are recipients of God’s mercy. Loved in life, we are united in death. We honor the value God has placed in creating each of us and acknowledge the beauty of our differences.

Bereavement Corner

CCA Bereavement Coordinator Nancy Romaine will lead several recitations of the Rosary this month. Please join her in the hope that this beautiful prayer will bring healing to all who have experienced the loss of a loved one.


Holy Cross Cemetery

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Monument at All Souls Cemetery

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Holy Cross Cemetery Featured in Plain Dealer

Posted May 22, 2015

Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park was featured in the Plain Dealer today detailing the work of volunteers placing flags on the graves of veterans in preparation for Memorial Day.

Read the story HERE.


Statement on Weed Control and the Application of Herbicides

Posted May 11, 2015
  1. Crabgrass control gets applied first and has to be finished around April 15th depending on the temperatures. We had a late start on that application because the ground has to be thawed. The long winter kept ground temperatures too cold to apply at the normal time which would have been early March. Even with that we covered more ground than last year.
  2. April experienced below average temperatures and led into the beginning of May with above average temperatures. Normally when temps gradually change and rise, the dandelion outbreak is not as severe or noticeable. The rapid increase in temperatures speed up dandelion growth abnormally and cause an early bloom. We started spraying in late April for the broadleaf weeds at the earliest opportunity. The product cannot be applied below certain temperature thresholds because the product will not be effective on the weeds. That time was around the last week of April that we could effectively apply the product.
  3. Limitations of application. The products for broadleaf weed control can only be applied when it is not raining and when winds are below 15 mph. That is the law. Although we have had little rain this month, we have had to cancel spraying several days due to high winds. This has slowed us down about 4 days of spraying already this month or about 120 acres of covered ground.

Many factors have impeded us from getting the quick results we all want. So far we have covered about 200 acres of weed control and should have another 200 by memorial weekend. We are further ahead than last year with all the applications, and are covering more total acres with control as an overall plan for this year.


Memorial Day Mass Schedule

Posted April 28, 2015

Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember the courageous U.S. Citizens who died in war. As Christians, we pray for peace today. We also pray for all those who have gone before us in death and are forever remembered by God.

This national day of mourning validates our loss and gives us permission to grieve. Memorial Day can be a special time of healing.


Callistian Guild Golf Outing

Posted April 20, 2015

The annual Callistian Guild Golf Outing is set for June 19, 2015 at Briarwood Golf Club.


Notice Regarding Crypt/Niche Decorations

Posted April 8, 2015

The CCA has received formal complaints from Mausoleum and Columbarium owners regarding excessive decorations on surrounding fronts and common areas. Due to disproportionate decorations the CCA will adhere to the policy stated in our Rules and Regulations.


Winter at ASC

Winter Decoration Cleanup to Begin March 22

Posted March 2, 2015

Due to the extreme weather over the past month, the winter decoration cleanup has been moved from March 15, 2015 to March 22, 2015.

For additional information regarding decorations and visiting our cemeteries, please view the Visitation page of the website.


Rosary

Join Us For The Rosary Monthly

Posted on February 23, 2015

The monthly Rosary returns to several of our cemeteries for 2015. View a partial schedule on our Bereavement Ministry page.


Blessed Are They Who Mourn

Posted on February 21, 2015

The latest edition of our bereavement newsletter, Blessed Are They Who Mourn, in now available. Download this or past issues by clicking the button below.


Bereavement Support Group Now At St. Joseph, Avon

Posted February 6, 2015

As places of faith, hope, and remembrance, an important component of our Bereavement Ministry is our monthly Sunday Support Groups. This year we are adding a support group at St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon.


Winter Cross

Winter Decoration Information

Posted on October 22, 2014

Winter decorations are now available at our offices. Wreaths, crosses, and arrangements for crypts and niches are available. Winter decorations are permitted beginning November 1.


This Week's Events
Visitation Information
Find all the information you need when visiting our cemeteries. Details include visitation hours, decoration schedules, and the CCA Rules & Regulations to help make your visit to our cemeteries a positive one.

"A Final Gift" Presentations
Consider attending one of our "A Final Gift" presentations to learn more about pre-need planning. This workshop will give you the tools you need to make an informed decision.