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Bishop Grosz re-dedicates bell from former St. Barbara Church
Monday, November 03, 2014 by Kevin Keenan

St. Barbara bellA bell which once tolled from the tower of St. Barbara Church on Ridge Rd., in Lackawanna, was blessed and rededicated by Bishop Edward M. Grosz, on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna.

The 800 pound bell, which was restored by Verdin Bell & Clocks in Cincinnati, rests atop four granite pillars, with stained glass from the former church placed among the pillars.

The bell will toll each time a funeral procession enters the cemetery, which is located adjacent to Our Lady of Victory Basilica. read more...
Revelations - Fall 2014 Newsletter
Friday, September 12, 2014 by Kevin Keenan
St. Anthony Chapel Mausoleum dedicated
Sunday, June 22, 2014 by Kevin Keenan

Phase three of the chapel mausoleum complex at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheektowaga was completed on June 21, when Bishop Richard J. Malone presided over the Mass and dedication of the St. Anthony Chapel Mausoleum.  “This blessing today of this beautiful mausoleum is really a celebration of one of the most glorious truths of our Christian faith – the Creed,” Bishop Malone said during his homily.  “What we proclaim every single Sunday culminations of the proclamation of the resurrection of the dead on the last day and life everlasting.”

Western New York Catholic Supplement - 2014
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 by Western New York Catholic Staff
  • WNY Catholic Cover
    Download the Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo supplement, published in June 2014.

    Articles include:

    Cemeteries are for the living

    Bishop Malone, Bishop Grosz to dedicate new mausoleums

    Catholic Cemeteries offer comprehensive grief support programs

    Catholic Cemeteries managing St. Adalbert's two cemeteries

    You can pick up the June Western New York Catholic in any of our parishes in the eight counties of the Diocese of Buffalo.

Video: Importance of pre-planning
Thursday, May 22, 2014 by WKBW-TV
Bishop Malone's Catholic Cemeteries message
Thursday, March 06, 2014 by Kevin Keenan

Thank a Vet!Honorably discharged veterans living in Niagara County are now eligible for discounts at the Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo.

Veterans who enroll in the program through the Niagara County Clerk’s office are eligible for a 20 percent discount on all services at any of the Catholic Cemeteries, including Assumption (Grand Island), Gate of Heaven (Lewiston), Holy Cross (Lackawanna), Holy Sepulchre (Cheektowaga), Mount Olivet (Kenmore) and Queen of Heaven (Lockport).

“By participating in this worthwhile program, we are able to honor the selfless service of these brave men and women,” said Carmen Colao, diocesan director of Catholic Cemeteries.  “We are proud to recognize the countless sacrifices they have made on behalf of freedom.” read more...
"We need to make a difference"
Monday, February 10, 2014 by Kevin Keenan

Msgr. Francis Weldgen (left), Carmen Colao (center) and Joseph Lombardo (right) at the Catholic Cemeteries in-service at St. Andrew Parish in Kenmore.

Employees of Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo met for an in-service Feb.6-7 at St. Andrew Parish in Kenmore, discussing many of the aspects of their ministry.

Msgr. Francis Weldgen, a board member since 1986, led the employees in prayer and then addressed burying the dead as one of the Corporal Works of Mercy.  "We  work for the Church," he said, "we need to make a difference.  We need to treat people with ultimate kindness." read more...