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.)
The archdiocesan Office of Laity and Family Life is sponsoring an enrichment day for grief ministers and others involved in the ministry of consolation from 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Holy Spirit Parish, 3130 Parkwood Lane in Maryland Heights.
Deadline to register is today, Oct. 28.
Several presenters will address a number of topics related to grief. They include:
The Crosier family understands that love cannot be counted by chromosomes alone.
Last September, Scott and Sheryl Crosier welcomed into their family a son, Simon Dominic Crosier, who was born with trisomy 18, a genetic disorder that includes an extra chromosome 18. Less than 10 percent of all babies born with trisomy 18 live until their first birthdays, according to the trisomy 18 Foundation.