Effective immediately, Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto will be operating under the new name Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services – Archdiocese of Toronto. This name change has been made to reflect the news that we will now be expanding our bereavement ministry to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Toronto to include funeral services.
“I am very pleased to announce that Catholic Cemeteries is currently constructing its first funeral home at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Thornhill. This unique facility, scheduled to be operational by September 2014, will be providing a cemetery/funeral home “Combination” with a full range of bereavement products and services at one location in a truly Catholic setting,” said Executive Director, Richard Hayes.
With the introduction of the funeral home, we will now be a full service provider for funeral, burial and cremation needs. We are dedicated to providing Catholic families with compassionate care consistent with the values of our faith. In addition to full visitation services, Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home will also have a chapel which will permit funeral masses. The funeral home and chapel will be blessed by His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins in September of this year.
Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services will continue to operate under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Toronto.
Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto is currently looking for a number of highly qualified funeral professionals to join our team as we prepare for the opening of the first Catholic Funeral Home in the Archdiocese of Toronto, located at Holy Cross Cemetery, in Thornhill. See Employment page for more details.
Join us for the Celebration of Mass on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 am. Mass will be held in St. Anthony’s Chapel on May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, 2014.
The Rosary will be celebrated on the last Saturday of the month at 3:00 PM from September 2014 to April 2015 at the following cemeteries: Assumption, Holy Cross, Christ the King and Queen of Heaven.
All Are Welcome
The gates at Mount Hope Cemetery, Holy Cross Cemetery, Assumption Cemetery, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Resurrection Cemetery, Christ the King Cemetery and St. Mary’s Cemetery (Barrie) are open from 8:30am to 7:30 pm for visitation effective September 10, 2014.
Please note that the Bayview Avenue pedestrian gate at Mount Hope Cemetery is opened at 8:30am and closed at 4:30pm.
If you would like a copy of this new DVD, you can pick one up at the cemetery office or contact us.
The DVD is available at no-charge. Click here for details.