January 2, 2020 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — Catholic Cemeteries, Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington will be upgrading its grave locating mobile app as of January 31, 2020. Users can search for their loved ones and post to an interactive memorial page to capture the personal histories of those laid to rest in their Delaware cemeteries; Cathedral at 2400 Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington, All Saints at 6001 Kirkwood Highway in Millcreek and Gate of Heaven at 32112 Vines Creek Road in Dagsboro.
For the past few years Catholic Cemeteries has been offering a free download titled “Wilmington Catholic Cemeteries” in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. At the end of January, this app will no longer be active. The new free app is available for download at www.cdow.org/cemeteries.
In addition to GPS grave navigation, each deceased has their own memorial page where visitors can share memories, stories, photos and videos that will build an interactive timeline of their loved one’s life.
“This initiative involved the cemetery entering thousands of burial records from paper into the database to make this history accessible,” said Mr. Mark Christian, Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Diocese of Wilmington. “We believe that every life has a story to be told. As visitors search through the app, they can share memories, stories and timeless photos of their loved ones. Their submissions are reviewed and published so that these memories are saved and passed on to future generations. This allows families to connect with our cemeteries in new ways and helps to bring history to life. We have seen individual families and the community as a whole benefit from this project and can’t wait to see it grow.”
More information is available by contacting Mark Christian at [email protected].
Catholic Cemeteries, Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington is a non-profit organization serving the needs of the community since 1881.
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.
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