On October 29th, Calvary Catholic Cemetery at East Los Angeles welcomed hundreds of guests who came to celebrate El Día de Los Muertos. The festivities brought together many families who, united by their faith, gathered at our sacred grounds to remember their loved ones who passed away. (more...)
This past Wednesday, Nov. 2, was All Souls Day, or as our Latin friends say, Día de Los Muertos -- Day of the Dead. This year the day took on particular poignancy as my daughter Emily and I traveled to Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA, to pay our first visit to the grave of my brother Bob. (more...)
On Sunday October 2nd, the Holy Angels Catholic Church of the Deaf (HAC), hosted their annual Community festival at their parish located in the City of Vernon. The event began with a Mass (in American sign language) lead by Father Tom Schweitzer. The impaired hearing faithful and their families attended to support and enjoy the angelical festivity honoring Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries (CCM) were invited (more...)
by Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries - Community Outreach
Preparations have begun for in-person Día de Los Muertos celebrations at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, and Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard. After a two-year absence, we are happy to bring back what has become an annual tradition for our patrons and the greater community. (more...)
As we begin our preparations for our annual Día de Los Muertos celebrations, we remember our deceased loved ones and the diversities in our various cultures that are so interesting and admirable. In recent years, through my work, I have participated in, and have been educated on, the importance of Día de Los Muertos for our Hispanic community. (more...)
Honors for the most remote cemetery in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles arguably belong to Good Shepherd Cemetery, located in the high desert community of Lancaster near the north edge of L.A. County. But on Saturday, June 18, Good Shepherd took center stage. (more...)
by David Brackney & Elena Vasquez, Community Outreach
After a two-year, pandemic-induced absence, our Catholic Cemetery locations welcomed the faithful to in-person Memorial Day Masses this year. That included San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, where hundreds turned out for a ceremony that was (more...)
If there's a holiday on the horizon, chances are our Community Outreach team will be on the go, helping the faithful celebrate those all-important days at one of our 11 cemeteries. On Saturday, May 7, that was the case when Community Outreach and the team at Assumption Cemetery in Simi Valley joined forces to Livestream a Mother's Day Rosary. (more...)
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cemeteries and Mortuaries remain consistent in keeping with our mission to be of service to our communities while maintaining your and our teams’ health and safety as a priority. Our management is in daily review of current health directives from local and federal authorities. In response, operational changes are effective April 11, 2022. (Click here for important details)
The story didn’t begin so well that recent Sunday in East L.A. The King of Kings, Lord of Lords, who had come to earth to save humans from their endless transgressions, was betrayed by a former follower, falsely accused by the powers that be, put on trial, convicted, and sentenced to death . . . nailed to a cross between a pair of lowly thieves. And yet there was a happy ending. (more...)
With our 250-Year Jubilee upon us, a lot of celebrating is going on around our Archdiocese these days, and Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries is right in the midst of it. That was clear on Saturday, April 2, when dozens of our employees joined the crowd for “Camino: A Walk With Jesus.” (more...)
Easter Flowers may be placed starting Friday, April 8, 2022 and will remain through Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Please note that the grass will not be mowed during this time. Helpful information on our flower and decoration policies can be found here.
Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, welcomed the return of their long-standing tradition of the Stations of the Cross following a two-year absence. A Lenten season tradition which began in the early 1920’s with local priests and deacons leading the Stations of the Cross through Calvary Cemetery Los Angeles. (more...)
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Jesus lives, and his Church is alive! Join Archbishop José H. Gomez on the streets of Los Angeles to walk, pray, and witness our faith in and love for Christ. Camino: A Walk with Jesus is a spiritual pilgrimage during our “Forward in Mission” Jubilee celebrating 250 years of Catholic faith in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. On Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., our journey will start at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel and end at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles. Lunch will be provided, as well as shuttles for the return trip to the mission. Everyone is invited to walk with us! Peace in Christ, Fr. Parker Sandoval, Vice Chancellor and Senior Director of Ministerial Services.
Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries will be hosting a Career Fair on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at All Souls Cemetery & Mortuary Long Beach. Open positions include entry level to management and office and grounds personnel. Positions are available in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties. Click on this story for more information, and please share the links with potential candidates, fellow parishioners, colleagues, and friends.
Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries invite you to participate in The Way of the Cross, a spiritual pilgrimage every Sunday during Lent at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles. Our prayer services will begin at 2 p.m., as we call upon the historic stations symbolizing Jesus's last walk to Mount Calvary. These beautiful outdoor stations, donated by local parishes and catholic organizations, adorn the roads at Calvary. In addition, Resurrection Church will host a special reenactment of the Passion of the Lord on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022. The outdoor reenactment will take place at the entrance to the Calvary Main Mausoleum. Calvary Cemetery & Mortuary • Way of the Cross 2 PM March 6, 13, 20, 27, & April 3. Passion of the Lord April 10, 2022. Calvary Cemetery & Mortuary, 4201 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023 For a printable flyer, click on this story.
In observance of World Day of the Sick and the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, a bilingual healing and anointing Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Archbishop Jose Gomez will be presider at Mass that will include the Anointing of the Sick, Blessing of Caregiver Hands, and Blessing with Lourdes Water. Attendees will receive Lourdes Water and a holy card. Cohosted by the Order of Malta and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Mass will be live-streamed on youtube.com/olacathedral and facebook.com/olacathedral. The public is invited to attend in person and encouraged to carpool. Complimentary parking is available for those with disabilities. Mass will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022, in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. More information and a printable flyer can be found by clicking on this story.
In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday, our Cemetery and Mortuary offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022. The cemetery gates will be open for visitation as normally scheduled. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries will be hosting a Career Fair on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, at Calvary Cemetery and Mortuary in Los Angeles. A second Fair will occur on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, at San Fernando Mission Cemetery and Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary in Mission Hills. Open positions include data entry to management and both office and grounds personnel. Click on this story for the event registration links for both our career fairs, and please share the links with potential candidates, fellow parishioners, colleagues, and friends.