On Monday, May 30, at 11:00 A.M., the Archdiocese of Newark Catholic Cemeteries will participate in the annual celebration, "Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes" with Masses at Archdiocesan cemeteries and at parish cemeteries. The memorial Masses honor the men and women who have died while serving in the armed forces, and recognizes both active military and military veterans who have served our country.
“Our hope is that more people will join us, especially in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, to celebrate Memorial Day Mass remembering those who contributed to the preservation of the liberty and freedom we all enjoy and cherish today, and to pray for them and for all those in our Catholic cemeteries,” said Andrew P. Schafer, Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, and President of the Catholic Cemetery Conference.
Click here for a listing of the Archdiocesan and Parish Cemeteries that will be celebrating this Memorial Day Mass and the celebrants for the Masses. Those geographically closest to Cranford are:
Saint Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia - Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Saint Adalbert, Linden - Reverend Krzysztof Szczotka
Remembrance Masses are celebrated throughout the year, typically, on the first Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday each month at our cemeteries. For a complete schedule, please visit www.rcancem.org/mass-schedule