Rules & Regulations
St. Mary Cemetery
was consecrated as sacred space in 1845 and has since
been serving the Catholic Community.
The Rules & Regulations listed below have been formulated for
the good of the majority and the cemetery’s overall beauty.
We thank you for your kind cooperation in adhering
to them. These Rules and Regulations are intended as a guideline.
More detailed rules
by the RCAB are on file in the Cemetery Office. Should
you have any questions concerning the Rules & Regulations, please
do not hesitate to contact the Cemetery Office for clarification.
RULES & REGULATIONS
1. These grounds
are consecrated and devoted to the interment of human
remains. A strict observance of
proper decorum in dress and action which should
characterize such a sacred place
is asked of all visitors. At no time are pets permitted
on the Cemetery grounds.
2. Visiting Hours: The
Cemetery is opened from 7:30am to 5:00pm daily.
Office Hours: Weekdays: Cemetery Office has limited
staffing between the hours of 8:00am
and 3:00pm. Appointments are suggested. Please
call in advance. Saturdays: The office will be opened
by appointment only.
The Cemetery Office is
closed and no interments permitted on the following
- Sundays throughout the year
- Feast of the Nativity
- Octave of Christmas (New Year’s Day)
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July (Independence Day)
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
4. Planting & Decoration Regulations
a. On monument
lots, only annual flowers may be planted the length
of the monument and extending
out 8” from
the front of the monument. Plants such
as geraniums, impatiens, marigolds, begonias and ageratum are specifically
suited for this purpose.
They require minimum care and maintain
all season long. No perennials, shrubs,
vines, climbers, edging or growing boundaries
are permitted. Any such planting will be
No in-ground planting of any kind at Flush
b. Potted plants are permitted to be placed
on graves for the Holy Days and Holidays
but will be removed one
the day of celebration as weather permits.
Shrubs and bushes are not permitted on any lots.
Trimming of existing shrubs and
bushes are the responsibility of the lot
owner. These bushes that exceed the height of the
monument or become unsightly or encroach on other lots
be removed. Any lot owner who has existing
shrubs and wishes them to be removed, please
contact the Cemetery Office.
d. Flags for
decoration must not exceed 12” x 16” with
approved holders on 36” wooden staff at the base
of monument. No more than two flags are
permitted on any one lot. One must be
an American flag. Faded or torn flags will be removed
at the sole discretion
of the Cemetery Staff.
e. In order to
protect the safety of
visitors and cemetery personnel, metal
plant hangers, banner hangers, wooden
glass jars, statues, shells, vigil lights,
balloons, marble chips and bric-a-brac
of any description are not permitted.
of this nature placed on lots will be
f. Christmas decorations in the
form of a wreath or basket may be placed on
lots. These items, as well as all other
Christmas decorations, will be removed beginning
g. Artificial flowers
will be permitted ONLY DURING THE WINTER MONTHS,
that is November 1st until one
week after Easter.
h. All work on
cemetery lots (other than approved garden planting)
is to be performed
by Cemetery Staff only.
i. Any approved
outside contractors working within the Cemetery must
5. Monument Regulations
a. Please contact the office
for more detailed rules and
b. A Memorial Application
is required to be filed with the
for any monument or engraving
6. Garden of Peace Mausoleum
a. Potted plants and fresh
flowers are permitted to
be placed at
the base of the crypt front
Days and Holidays and
the day of celebration, as weather permits.
decorations/artificial flowers – please follow regulations
above (4. e, f, and g.) At no time are window boxes,
etc. allowed and nothing is to be attached to the
crypt or niche fronts.
c. Engraving on crypt fronts
and niche fronts is
provided by St. Mary Cemetery only.
d. Please contact
the office for more detailed Rules & Regulations
regarding Garden of Peace Mausoleum and Columbarium.
NOTE: When visiting the
Cemetery, all are cautioned to drive slowly. Please
park your cars on the wide crossroads only.
Please do not park on the grass. Do not leave your
car keys, pocketbooks, or any valuables in your car.
The Cemetery will assume no responsibility.
The Cemetery Council retains
the right to change and
add to the existing regulations whenever the need
arises and without any prior notice.