Our Mission

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

Winter Decoration Information

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.

For those with a loved one buried in All Saints Cemetery, All Souls Cemetery, Holy Cross (Akron), St. Joseph (Avon) Cemetery, and Resurrection Cemetery, winter decorations may be purchased online.


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).


Read the latest "Letter From The Director"

It Wasn't Him

Unless you take the time to learn about and understand suicide, it is best to limit your comments to “I am truly sorry for your loss”.


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.

Callistian Guild Charity Black & White Event

The Callistian Guild Charity Black & White Event is scheduled for Friday, October 17, 2014.

Cemetery Spotlight

Calvary, Lorain

Calvary Cemetery has been serving the Catholic community of Lorain since 1904.The newest addition to the cemetery is Our Lady of Guadalupe mausoleum.

Job Posting: Field Laborer
Field Laborer mows and trims cemetery, carrying out field duties for cemetery as provided for by the Field Manager, and receives directions from Foreman where appropriate. This position is responsible for the implementation of all directions provided by the Foreman including completing operations on time and meeting all safety guidelines and requirements. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, snow removal and other general cemetery care and landscaping matters within the Field Department.

New Mausoleums

Holy Cross, Brook Park

Two new mausoleums are under construction at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park: St. Francis of Assisi and St. John Paul II Mausoleums.

Upcoming Events
October 1:Rosary, All Saints (Northfield) | Details
October 1:A Final Gift | St. Colette Parish | Details
October 3:Rosary, St. Joseph (Avon) | Details
October 4:A Final Gift | Holy Cross (Akron) | Details
October 6:A Final Gift | Mary Queen of the Apostles | Details
October 7:Rosary, Holy Cross (Brook Park) | Details
October 7:A Final Gift | St. Vincent DePaul | Details
October 8:Rosary, All Souls (Chardon) | Details
October 9:Rosary, Calvary (Lorain) | Details
October 10:Rosary, Holy Cross (Akron) | Details
October 11:A Final Gift | Holy Cross (Brook Park) | Details
October 17: Callistian Guild Charity Event | Embassy Suites, Rockside | Details
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.

Question of the Month
Are non-Catholic family members permitted to be buried in a Catholic cemetery?