Garden Crypt and Niche Decoration Policy
The following information is provided as guidelines for cemetery procedures. The Catholic Cemeteries reserves the right to change the following policies and procedures without notice. Please limit decorations to one per crypt or niche.
Natural and Artificial flowers are permitted and must be in approved containers.
Containers must be made of wood or plastic with ample drainage. Flower boxes must not exceed 6" WIDE x 6" LONG x 11" HIGH.
Decorations can only be placed in areas designated for them.
Any items such as metal, crockery, glass or similar materials are not permitted, as they present hazards due to breakage and cause rust stains on the decoration facilities provided. Candles of any kind are not permitted. Special holiday decorations will be removed one week following that holiday. All decoration items should be contained within the approved boxes specified above. Overall height of decorations (including container) should not exceed 30 inches.
Flags are permitted provided they are placed in the approved containers stated in this brochure and conform to the overall height restrictions not to exceed 30 inches (including container). Flags that become tattered, faded or unsightly will be respectfully removed and properly disposed.
Do not tape, attach or affix objects to the fronts of the crypts or niches.
Spring and Fall Major Cemetery Clean Up
March 15th - 31st is used to clean up the Garden Crypt Area and prepare for spring. If you wish to save your decorations, remove them on or before March 14th.
October 15th - 31st is used to clean up the Garden Crypt Area and prepare for fall. If you wish to save your decorations, remove them on or before October 14th.
Please refrain from placing any decorations during these times. All decorations will be removed and disposed.
Garden Crypts and/or Niches are located at the following cemeteries:
|All Saints Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Des Plaines||847-298-0450|
|Ascension Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Libertyville||847-362-1247|
|Assumption Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Glenwood||708-758-4772|
|Calvary Catholic Cemetery *||Evanston||847-864-3050|
|Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Orland Park||708-226-9951|
|Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Calumet City||708-862-5398|
|Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Alsip||708-422-3020|
|Maryhill Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Niles||847-823-0982|
|Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Hillside||708-449-8300|
|Resurrection Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Justice||708-458-4770|
|St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Niles||847-647-9845|
|St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery *||Crestwood||773-239-4422|
|St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery||Chicago||773-239-4422|
|St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||River Grove||708-453-0184|
|St. Mary Catholic Cemetery *||Lake Forest||847-362-1247|
|St. Mary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums||Evergreen Park||708-422-8720|
|St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum||Palatine||847-397-3284|
* Niches Only
Reverence and Respect
We encourage the placement of decorations. We will be as careful and respectful as possible with our normal interment and maintenance activities. We regret that we are unable to guarantee that all decorations will be free from damage or loss, and we cannot accept responsibility for any unexpected occurrences.
The Catholic Cemetery is a Sacred Place. These sacred grounds are blessed by the Church and dedicated as a place of prayer and dignity for our faithful departed.
We ask your cooperation by visiting your loved ones in a reverent and respectful way. Some behaviors are prohibited because they can disturb the other visitors as well as the sacredness of the cemetery. Picnicking, consuming alcohol, allowing pets to roam free, playing of music for extended periods of time, playing sports in the cemetery and reckless driving are just a few of those types of behaviors that are not permitted.
Please follow these rules of behavior so that all families may feel welcome to visit the Catholic Cemeteries.
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