Archdiocesan & County News of Note

  • covid-19 Response

    UPDATED APRIL 17, 2020


    Due to the recent developments regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19, and the March 21, 2020, Executive Order 107 from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy that states all New Jersey residents are to stay at home until further notice - all cemeteries and mausoleums of the Archdiocese of Newark are closed to visitations effective immediately.


    At-Need - Interment Only - services are available at all of our locations. In order to curtail community- spread and provide for adequate social distancing, all residents have been ordered to remain in their residences and not gather publicly.


    One funeral director, one funeral director driver, two witnesses, and a clergy member will be allowed to bring the deceased to our cemeteries. Essential staff of Catholic Cemeteries will accept the deceased and perform the interments. 


    For everyone's protection, the additional family of the deceased will not be allowed to enter our cemeteries at this time.


    To continue servicing our families, cemetery and mausoleum space selection and purchase will be available by appointment only. To arrange an appointment, please call the appropriate cemetery office during regular office hours.


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    Archdiocese of Newark