In-person Mass of Remembrance for the recently deceased celebrated at All Saints & Cathedral Cemeteries have been suspended due to COVID-19, however; you can view the most recent live-streamed Mas here:
In the event of snow or other bad weather conditions, listen to your local radio station for information regarding cancellation of the scheduled Masses.
As a service to our Catholic Families, the Cemetery will post the names of those recently deceased who will be remembered in the weekly Masses of Remembrance.
“Due to the restrictions on public gatherings over the last six months, many families were unable to hold a traditional wake, Mass of Christian Burial, or graveside service for their loved ones who passed away during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Mr. Mark Christian, Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries, Inc. of the Diocese. “By holding this Mass, Bishop Malooly and our cemeteries staff honor and remember in prayer those who have died and recognize the pain their families have endured during this unusual time in our history. It is our hope that this Mass will offer some comfort and closure to those who are in mourning.”
During the Mass, the Bishop will offer prayers for those who were buried in Diocesan cemeteries during the period of mid-March through the end of August, and for all those who have died during the pandemic around the world.
The public is invited to participate in the live-streamed Mass by going directly to the Diocese of Wilmington’s YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm or by searching “Diocese of Wilmington” on YouTube.
Catholic Cemeteries, Inc., a non-profit corporation, owns and operates All Saints Cemetery at 6001 Kirkwood Highway between Newark and Wilmington, Cathedral Cemetery at 2400 Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington and Gate of Heaven Cemetery at 32112 Vines Creek Road in Dagsboro. In accordance with norms of ecumenism, members of Christian denominations without comparable facilities are welcome at these facilities. Additional information about Catholic Cemeteries Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington is available on the at www.cdow.org/cemeteries.