Everyone deserves to be remembered by name. Since the cemetery protects the common good of all certificate-holders and uses the cemeteries to teach Catholic belief, memorialization is carefully regulated. At the time of purchase of burial rights, certificate-holders are provided information about memorialization. All local memorial dealers are provided current copies of cemetery regulations. Prior to selecting memorialization, families must be sure that their memorial dealer understands and complies with the Catholic cemetery’s memorialization regulations.
Death date, season of the year, and family’s first contact with a monument dealer impact when a memorial can be placed. Prior to the manufacture of any memorial, monument companies must receive written cemetery approval for material, design, size and any inscriptions or artwork. Every memorial must include some recognized Catholic symbol. All memorial work must meet established cemetery standards.