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Giving Thanks and Helping Others

As the holidays approach, we gather together, and give thanks for many things – for family and friends, our faith, memories and more. This holiday season, help make a difference in the lives of those served by Joseph’s Place at the Cathedral Community in the Diocese of Rochester by donating one or more perishable items at Holy Sepulchre or Ascension Garden Catholic Cemeteries. Collection bins will be available in our lobbies through the holidays beginning Monday, November 20. Items needed include:

Cereal / oatmeal
Canned fruit
Hearty soups, chili or stew
Meals in a can (pasta & meat)
Tuna, chicken or other canned meat
Pasta (white pasta is preferred)
Rice (white)
Spaghetti Sauce
Juice (shelf stable)

Please also help us support the many veterans who have given so much to our country. We will be collecting new winter hats, gloves, scarves and socks to support those served by the Veterans Outreach Center. Collection bins will be available in our lobbies throughout the holidays beginning Monday, November 20.


Click on the link to the right to Order your Winter Wreath today You may also goto our locate a loved one feature to find your loved one and order a wreath online. The general deadline for ordering is November 15th.

Medal of Honor - Tribute
Over the Memorial Day holiday, two young men from Arkansas (DJ Fitzgerald and Derrick Holt) came to pay tribute to our two Medal of Honor winners, Dr. Richard Curran and Timothy O'Donoughue. The young men have visited over 100 Medal of Honor winners.

You now have the ability to order emblems and other items online for you loved ones. When you use our search feature there is an option to enter the online store to see whats available for the area your loved one is in. In addition when you can also see messages and photos that have been placed by other family members. Follow the link for locate a loved one then search by name

Now available for the android & iPhone based phones is a mobile app available to download which will allow you to locate a loved one in the cemetery and leaves messages and upload photos for others to see. Click here for Android Cemetery App. For apple based phones Click here Iphone Cemetery App

Pastoral Letter on Christian Burial by the Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano

The gates to the cemetery are currently open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Holy Sepulchre Cemeteries serve as blessed gathering places where the faithful can celebrate Christ’s promise of life everlasting. Our serene, reverent grounds offer a quiet retreat to pray, reflect and honor loved ones who have gone before us. With approximately 450 combined acres of beautifully maintained gardens, stunning architecture and a rich community history, Holy Sepulchre, together with Ascension Garden, is the largest and most active of Rochester’s cemeteries. Explore our website to learn more about each, and the celebration of life everlasting.

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Locate a Loved One. Honor Them With a Message in Our Lifebook

Cemetery Policies. Questions for Decorations and Maintenance

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