Join our Bishop to celebrate the Mass of Remembrance at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro on Oct. 7th

The Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will preside at the 15th annual Mass of Remembrance at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery located at 32112 Vines Creek Road in Dagsboro, Delaware, on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. All those who were laid to rest in the cemetery over the previous year, will be remembered at the Mass.

Attendees are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food and/or paper products that will go to Catholic Charities Casa San Francisco Emergency Food Pantry in Milton, Delaware. Seating and protection from the weather will be provided.

Established in 2002 to serve southern Delaware and the nearby counties of Maryland, Gate of Heaven is professionally managed by Catholic Cemeteries, Inc. In a spirit of ecumenism, all Christian denominations may elect to arrange for burial at the cemetery.

Catholic Cemeteries, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was founded as the New Cathedral Cemetery Company in 1881 and changed its corporate charter and name to Catholic Cemeteries, Inc. in 1955. The company owns and operates Gate of Heaven, All Saints Cemetery on Kirkwood Highway between Wilmington and Newark, Delaware and Cathedral Cemetery on Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington.

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington was established in 1868 and comprises 56 parishes, 18 missions and 36 schools serving the State of Delaware and the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The diocese will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a year-long celebration beginning March 3, 2018. Information is available at

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