Mt. Loretto Cemetery
Mt Loretto Cemetery
A Plot is a section of 4 Graves
A Lot is an individual burial spot: Size is 10’ x 4’
Widest foundation 42” on a single lot and 60" on a double
Cost of 1 lot (10' x 4') $500 plus burial cost
Cremains in the ground $150/Summer $175/Winter
Traditional Grave Opening $350
Winter Grave Opening $375
Cost of 1 niche In the Columbarium $795
(This includes the opening and the bronze name Plaque – beginning 1/1/12)
Baby Burial fee $150 Winter $175
Mt. Loretto Cemetery Rules
The rules listed below are not all-inclusive, and may be expounded upon as needed by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
- Immaculate Conception Church is not responsible for damage or theft of any adornments left at a grave, nor for any damage to lots, structures, markers, or monuments.
- A forty-eight hour notice is needed before any burial.
- Burial permits are required at the time of the burial.
- The sexton will remove funeral arrangements from the grave as they fade, and replace topsoil and grass over the grave, post burial.
- Foundations are required for all markers and monuments. They must be ordered from the parish, and are not to exceed 48”x20” per single lot, or 60”x20” per double lot.
- Each lot will hold one of three options: one full burial, two cremation burials, or one full burial and one cremation burial.
- All monuments and markers are required to face east.
- The parish reserves the right to refuse placement of any marker that does not conform to the implied sanctity and reverence of a Catholic cemetery. Please verify the design of a planned marker with the parish rectory if unsure on this point.
- Pets, food, and posted advertisements are prohibited
Grave Adornments & Plantings
- The parish staff and sexton reserve the right to remove any object, container, or plant that has deteriorated, become damaged, become overgrown, or otherwise hinders the free use of lawncare apparatuses. See removal policy.
- No adornments or plantings of any kind may be installed, planted, or placed on the northern and southern sides, or western (back) side of a marker.
- Rules on Plants
- Annuals are permitted to be planted as long as they do not extend 6 inches from the eastern (front) side of the marker. They may not be planted on the sides or western (back) side of a marker.
- No perennials, shrubs, bushes, dwarf spruces, or other trees may be planted in the cemetery. Plants of this nature as described above will be tagged for removal. See removal policy.
- Plants may be in an above ground container on the eastern (front) of the marker. Containers are not permitted on the sides, or western (back) side of the foundation. The container must be either metal or concrete, and may not exceed 6 inches in diameter.
- No glass, ceramic, or plastic planting containers are permitted. Containers may not be buried. Containers unattended to, and/or growing weeds will be tagged for removal. See removal policy.
- The parish staff and sexton reserve the right to remove, trim, or cut back any plant or container plant that is not in compliance with these rules. See removal policy.
- Artificial flowers are only permitted in above ground placement such as on the sides of the marker above the foundation, or in above ground planting containers on the eastern (front) side.
- Rules for Other Adornments
- The decoration of lots and graves with fencing, edging, wire screens, arbors, trellises, artificial flowers anchored in the ground, settees, chairs, benches, or any objects of similar nature are prohibited.
- No glass, ceramic, or plastic objects or containers of any kind are permitted.
- No sand, gravel, stones, brick, mulch, or other lawn bedding is permitted.
- Statues that are concrete or metal, and that are Catholic in nature, are permitted.
- Statues are only permitted in above ground placement on the sides of the marker above the foundation, or within the 6 inch planting area of a foundation on a marker’s east (front) side.
- Statues that have deteriorated in condition will be tagged for removal by the sexton. See removal policy.
- Single stem items are permitted within 6 inches of the eastern (front) side of the foundation.
- Single stem items include shepherd’s hook, medallion stem, 12” x 18” or smaller flag, or a grave candle.
- The number of non-living adornments is not to exceed 2 per lot.
- The parish reserves the right to disallow any adornment that is not in conformity with the implied sanctity and reverence of a Catholic cemetery.
- No adornments, other than what is listed above, are permitted to be placed in the cemetery. See removal policy.
- No adornments or plantings of any kind are permitted around, or on top of the columbariums. See removal policy.
- Winter decorations may remain in place until April 1st, after which they will be removed. See Removal Policy.
- Any object used to adorn a lot or marker that is not in compliance with the above rules will be red tagged by the parish staff or sexton.
- The owner of the object has 30 days from the date on the tag to rectify the compliance issue.
- If after 30 days the issue is not rectified by the object’s owner; the sexton will remove the object to the storage area in front of the utility shed for an additional 30 days.
- If after the second set of 30 days the object has not been claimed and been brought into compliance; it will be disposed of.
- Any adornment left around or on top of the columbariums will immediately be placed in the storage area, and red tagged by parish staff or the sexton for 30 days before removal.
- The removal of winter decorations after April 1st will be immediate, and will NOT be tagged beforehand.
- Any planting (which includes: container plant, or in-ground plant) that is not in compliance will be red tagged by the parish staff or sexton.
- The owner of the planting has 30 days to trim, remove, or otherwise bring the planting into compliance.
- If after 30 days the planting is not brought into compliance; it will be permanently disposed of by the sexton.
The Catholic Church teaches that burying the dead is a corporal work of mercy, and that praying for the dead is a spiritual work of mercy. When visiting a loved one in this sacred place; remember to treat it as one would treat the church. For, like the parish church building, this is a place of God’s infinite mercy. Remember our departed brothers in sisters in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and remember them in your own prayers whenever you come to the cemetery.
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day ---- John 6:40