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at the Rising of the Sun
Serving Alcona and southern Alpena counties

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Our Parish Cemeteries

St. Anne Cemetery
401 U.S. 23, Harrisville
(0.5 mile south of the St. Anne Chruch)

St. Raphael Cemetery
East F-30, Mikado
(0.7 miles east of St. Raphael Church)

St. Catherine of Alexandria Cemetery
2188 W. Nicholson Hill Road, Ossineke
(behind St. Catherine Church)

Calvary Cemetery
Black River Road, Black River
(1.3 miles west of St. Gabriel Church)


Cemetery Rules & Regulations
St. Anne Cemetery

CARE OF BURIAL SITES

Burial Right does not include use of ground surface area of grave sites or any part of the Cemetery.  Burial Right provides access to the Cemetery, grave site, and that which is permissible under the rules and regulations set forth by the Cemetery. The cemetery has established the following rules and regulations to provide an overall uniform beauty to the cemetery grounds and a safe environment for visitors and workers, as well as cost-efficient upkeep of the cemetery grounds.  Dumping of refuse on cemetery grounds is prohibited.

Monuments and Markers

·   Monuments/Markers must not encroach on any other lot-holder’s grave space(s).

·   All monuments/markers shall be constructed of natural stone; the standard bronze insignia provided for graves of veterans is permitted.

·   Monuments/Markers must be placed in designated areas only and be readable from the foot of the grave.

·   Monuments/markers/base foundations shall be laid only by monument personnel.

·   A Catholic symbol (e.g. cross) shall be in a prominent position on every marker/monument.

·   Inscriptions and symbols shall be in the spirit of the Catholic Church.

·   Design and placement of monuments/markers must be pre-approved and recorded by the parish office.

Monuments

·   One monument is allowed per grave site.

·   Single grave—overall size not to exceed   

36” length x 16” width x 16” height

·   Double grave or family—overall size not to exceed 48” length x 16” width x 36” height

Markers

·   Must be flush to the ground.

·   One marker per each grave occupant is allowed in addition to one monument per grave site.

·   Single grave—overall size not to exceed 36” length x 12” width x 4” thickness

·   Double grave—overall size not to exceed 42” length x 12” width x 4” thickness

Flowers and Decorations

Planting of flowers and placement of artificial flowers and small memorabilia is limited to 12” in front of and at the sides of the monument, not to exceed the 48” width of the burial space.

Summer Decorations (May 1-October 1)

·   Summer flower baskets are permitted on shepherd hooks at the sides of head stones.

·   Only planting of annuals is allowed (no perennials or permanent plantings).

·   Cut flowers are permitted only if the vase is a permanent part of the monument.

·   All refuse, summer plantings, flowers of any kind, wreaths, decorations, and containers are to be removed from the premises by the person responsible for plantings and decorations by October 1.

Winter Decorations (November 1-May 1)

·   Winter grave blankets are permitted.

·   Artificial wreaths on secure stands, easels, or shepherd hooks are permitted.

·   Winter decorations are to be removed from the premises by the person responsible for plantings and decorations by May 1 for post-winter cleanup.

The following are prohibited: benches not part of grave markers, fencing, curbing, retaining walls, glass or ceramic objects, planting of trees, bushes, shrubs, or perennials.  These, as well as plantings that have become a nuisance or unsightly, will be removed by cemetery personnel. The cemetery is not responsible for loss or damage to decoration, monuments, markers, etc. beyond its reasonable control.

CEMETERY FEES

Same monument/marker sizes and regulations apply to both types of burial spaces.

Full-body grave right

Parishioner-$250; All others-$600

·   one casket and one cremains (additional $100)

·   or one cremains with up to three additional cremains (additional $100 each)

Cremains-only section grave right

Parishioner-$125; All others-$300

·   one cremains with up to three additional cremains (additional $100 each)

Opening and closing a grave for burial*

Casket-$400; Cremains-$75 weekday/$100 Saturday

*No Sunday burials. Payment for opening/closing a grave is made through a funeral director or directly to the grave digger.



St. Raphael Cemetery

CARE OF BURIAL SITES

Burial Right does not include use of ground surface area of grave sites or any part of the Cemetery.  Burial Right provides access to the Cemetery, grave site, and that which is permissible under the rules and regulations set forth by the Cemetery. The cemetery has established the following rules and regulations to provide an overall uniform beauty to the cemetery grounds and a safe environment for visitors and workers, as well as cost-efficient upkeep of the cemetery grounds.  Dumping of refuse on cemetery grounds is prohibited.

Monuments and Markers

·   Monuments/Markers must not encroach on any other lot-holder’s grave space(s).

·   All monuments/markers shall be constructed of natural stone; the standard bronze insignia provided for graves of veterans is permitted.

·   Monuments/Markers must be placed in designated areas only and be readable from the foot of the grave.

·   Monuments/markers/base foundations shall be laid only by monument personnel.

·   A Catholic symbol (e.g. cross) shall be in a prominent position on every marker/monument.

·   Inscriptions and symbols shall be in the spirit of the Catholic Church.

·   Design and placement of monuments/markers must be pre-approved and recorded by the parish office.

Monuments

·   Single grave—overall size not to exceed   

42” length x 12” width x 16” height

·   Double grave or family—overall size not to exceed 42” length x 12” width x 36” height

Markers

·   Must be flush to the ground.

·   Single grave—overall size not to exceed 24” length x 12” width and are to be 4” in thickness

·   Double grave—overall size not to exceed 42” length x 12” width and are to be 4” in thickness

Flowers and Decorations

Planting of flowers and placement of artificial flowers and small memorabilia is limited to 12” in front of and at the sides of the monument, not to exceed the 48” width of the burial space.

Summer Decorations (May 1-October 1)

·   Summer flower baskets are permitted on shepherd hooks at the sides of head stones.

·   Only planting of annuals is allowed (no perennials or permanent plantings).

·   Cut flowers are permitted only if the vase is a permanent part of the monument.

·   All refuse, summer plantings, flowers of any kind, wreaths, decorations, and containers are to be removed from the premises by the person responsible for plantings and decorations by October 1.

Winter Decorations (November 1-May 1)

·   Winter grave blankets are permitted.

·   Artificial wreaths on secure stands, easels, or shepherd hooks are permitted.

·   Winter decorations are to be removed from the premises by the person responsible for plantings and decorations by May 1 for post-winter cleanup.

The following are prohibited: benches not part of grave markers, fencing, curbing, retaining walls, glass or ceramic objects, planting of trees, bushes, shrubs, or perennials.  These, as well as plantings that have become a nuisance or unsightly, will be removed by cemetery personnel. The cemetery is not responsible for loss or damage to decoration, monuments, markers, etc. beyond its reasonable control.

 CEMETERY FEES

Same monument/marker sizes and regulations apply to both types of burial spaces.

Full-body grave right

Parishioner—$200; All others—$300

·   one casket and one cremains (additional $75)

·   or one cremains with up to one additional cremains (additional $75)

Opening and closing a grave for burial*

Casket—$400                      Cremains—$75

*Payment for opening/closing a grave is made through a funeral director or directly to the grave digger.