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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

For the protection of all mourners and burial crews during the Covid-19 pandemic, all diocesan Catholic Cemeteries will be following new interment protocols. We appreciate your consideration during this difficult and uncertain time.        Click to learn more ››

All In-ground Burials and Mausoleum Entombments (COVID-19 and non COVID-19)

  • Burials service will take place with immediate family only maximum. A maximum of 100 people can attend each burial service.
  • Burial crews will wear full protective suits during all burials, including gloves and masks.
  • Chairs for burial services will be limited and social distancing applied.
  • For the safety of our families and our employees, our field crew will have minimal contact with family and funeral directors.
  • Casket or cremains will be buried, entombed, inurned without family present (funeral director only) – no exceptions.
  • Mausoleum funeral service (entombment) will occur outside in front of the mausoleum. (Weather permitting)

Cemetery Office Procedures

  • Please call your cemetery office to arrange an appointment. All cemetery offices remain open at normal hours.
  • We encourage all non-essential cemetery questions to be conducted via email, USPS, or telephone whenever possible.
  • A maximum of two family members will be allowed in our offices at one time in order to maintain appropriate social distancing.
  • Any communications or interactions related to a COVID-19 burial will be handled with an abundance of caution. If you have questions, concerns, or need further clarification, please call our office: (203) 416-1494.

Cemetery Activities

Diocese of Bridgeport | Catholic Cemetery Office hours
2021 Christmas and New Year Holidays
Thursday December 23rd – 9am - 1pm
Friday December 24th – Closed
Saturday December 25th – Closed
Thursday December 30th – 9 - 1pm
Friday December 31st – Closed
Saturday January 1st – Closed

 
Gate of Heaven/Trumbull
Water spigots will operate Monday – Friday 7am to 3:30pm. During office construction in the St. Monica Mausoleum, restroom facilities are available in the field garage building. Please use the driveway to the right of the construction trailers to reach the field garage.

 
St. Mary – Putnam/Greenwich
The office at 399 North Street between the field garage and mausoleum is now the Maintenance office. All Cemetery activities with the public are now handled in the Cottage office at the Parsonage Road entrance to the cemetery.

“At the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Bridgeport, we are committed to providing cemetery property for the sacred religious function of burial. We are also committed to perserving these resting places as a symbol of our Catholic belief. Some of our cemeteries offer community mausoleums for those who prefer above ground burial.”

Dean Gestal, Director of Catholic Cemeteries

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Diocese cemetery contact information

Main telephone: (203) 742-1450

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E-mail: info@ctcemeteries.org