Stations of the Cross
Held during the Fridays of Lent.
All Soul’s Day
All Souls’ Day is a Roman Catholic day commemorating the faithful departed or those baptized Christians believed to be in purgatory. It is celebrated on November 2 unless this date falls on a Sunday. When this happens, All Souls’ Day is celebrated on November 3.
St. Odilo, abbot of Cluny, established All Souls’ Day in the eleventh century. The day purposely follows All Saints’ Day in order to shift the focus from those in heaven to those in purgatory.
The theological basis for the feast is the doctrine that the souls who, on departing the body, are not perfectly cleansed from venial sins or have not fully atoned for past transgressions are debarred from the Beatific Vision, and that the faithful on earth can help them by prayers, alms deeds and especially by the sacrifice of the Mass.
The Archbishop of Louisville celebrates the All Souls’ Day Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery. For further details on this service please call the Cemeteries office at (502) 451-7710.
Infant Prayer Service
No matter how long a life lives on this earth, it is still a life that deserves our respect. Infants lost are like some flowers: they bloom for a brief moment, but in that moment they show the glory of God.
Each month, the Catholic Cemeteries holds a brief prayer service to remember those infants who were stillborn or who lived any length of time. Families, friends or others who have lost an infant are invited to attend the service and pray with us for their baby and the others on the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The service is held in Calvary Cemetery in the “Holy Innocents Section” (Section 20). The names of all of the infants buried during the month in any of the archdiocesan Catholic cemeteries will be mentioned during the service. Any other name, whether the infant was buried in a prior month, or in another cemetery, can also be mentioned at the request of the families or friends. Holy water is sprinkled on the graves of those babies buried that month in the Holy Innocents Section.
For further details on this service please call the Cemeteries office at (502) 451-7710. Severe weather will cancel.
Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes
The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Louisville joins thousands of Catholic Cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration to honor men and women who died while serving in the armed forces as well as recognize both active military and military veterans who have served our country.