FALL RIVER — The Diocesan Catholic Cemeteries Office has launched a website to serve as an online resource for information and guidance on Catholic burial options at the 12 cemeteries it oversees and maintains in three cities in the Diocese of Fall River.
Diocesan Catholic Cemeteries Director David J. Raposa Jr. explained that the site was “developed to be a means of education and communication” and that it is “a great place to start” for anyone with questions.
The site features sections on burial options including traditional burial, cremation burial and mausoleum entombment; pre-planning; and cemetery locations. The locations section provides an individual page for each cemetery with specifics on burial options, space availability, local contact information and photos.
In addition, the website has a calendar of the Remembrance Masses sponsored monthly in three locations by Diocesan Catholic Cemeteries and an online contact form through which a visitor to the site can schedule a consultation session for additional information.
“We hear many of the same questions from folks who contact us,” said Raposa. “Questions like, ‘Is there space left at the cemetery where my family is buried?’ or ‘can cremains be buried at a Catholic cemetery?’ are common among them. We’ve made this site available to provide answers to these types of questions along with other important information to help people as they plan for their own burial or for that of family members and loved ones.”
The website may be accessed at fallrivercatholiccemeteries.org. For those who are looking for contact information for a parish cemetery, the Diocesan Catholic Cemeteries’ website also includes a link to the cemeteries page on the Fall River Diocesan website, fallriverdiocese.org, where that information is available.