Welcome to The Office of Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of RockfordWhat does Catholic Cemeteries offer?
Sometimes people will ask us that question. When they do, we struggle to find the right words to offer as a response. Words that will describe not just the products we offer, the graves that we care for, the burial of the deceased, or the overall grounds that we try to improve, because there is so much more in our offering.
Click here to read more about who we are and what Catholic Cemeteries can offer you.
“Eternity is born in time, and every time someone dies whom we have loved dearly, Eternity can break into our mortal existence a little bit more.” – Henri Nouwen
ALL SOULS DAY 2018Posted October, 2018
Bishop Malloy will celebrate an All Souls D ay Mass on Friday, Nov. 2nd at 12 noon, at Calvary Cemetery in Winnebago. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come and participate with us at this celebration. All those who have died from Nov. 1, 2017 through October 31st, 2018, and buried in our Rockford Cemeteries, will be remembered at this mass.
Newsletter Update – Issue 35Posted October, 2018
Happy Fall! What a wonderful season of the year, especially here in Northern Illinois. Days are sunny and pleasantly warm, the evenings are crisp! Enjoy these days, winter is coming!
Please remember to remove your grave decorations before NOV. 5th! We will begin fall cleanup of our cemeteries on MONDAY, NOV. 5th, so we can prepare cemeteries for winter. Christmas decorations may be placed on the graves beginning Saturday, Nov. 17th. We will place your Christmas orders beginning Monday, Nov. 19th.
Our 2018 Winter/Christmas decorations are now available. Click here to purchase online. We encourage you to order early – we will substitute items if we are sold out of the item you ordered.
Director’s MessagePosted October, 2018
ST. MARY/ST. JAMES COLUMBARIUMPosted October, 2016
As part of the ministry of Catholic Cemeteries, we are offering to any person who has the cremated remains of a loved one, and who cannot afford the cost of burying their loved one in a Catholic Cemetery, a communal space in the columbarium shown below. This columbarium will be placed at St. Mary/St. James cemetery in October.
Cemetery App AvailablePosted October 27, 2015
We have an app available on iOS and Android. Use the app to search the records of those interred or entombed at Calvary Cemetery in Winnebago, IL, with GPS Navigation functionality.
Updates to add additional cemetery locations are under development.
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