Catholic Cemeteries offers grave decoration removals

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis offers a decoration removal service at all of its locations.

Removals take place beginning the second Wednesday of the month and continuing the following day, Thursday, from February through November. Removals will begin at 7:30 a.m. There will be no removal period in December or January to allow more time for holiday memorials to remain at grave sites.

When a cemetery holiday falls in a pick-up week, the pick up will be postponed to the following week. (E.g. Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc.)

Please limit decorations to two per grave. The cemetery reserves the right to remove and discard any excess for the overall maintenance and appearance of the cemetery. Decorations should have a religious theme in keeping with the sacred nature of the cemetery. Decorations such as potted plants, votive and solar lights, balloons, shepherd hooks, bird houses, wind chimes and other unsightly decorations are not appropriate in a cemetery. Decorations allowed at graves during Christmas include grave coverings, wreaths on easels, poinsettias in cones and 12- to 18-inch Christmas trees.

For more information, call Catholic Cemeteries at (314) 792-7738 (Calvary Cemetery in north St. Louis) or (314) 792-7737 (Resurrection Cemetery in Affton).

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Offices are closed on Sundays, holy days and legal holidays.
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