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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 10 people can attend each burial service.
  • Burial crews will wear full protective suits during all burials, including gloves and masks.
  • Burial services will be standing only and without tents or cover. Chairs can only be provided for the elderly or those who have a handicap.
  • 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.
Cemetery Office Procedures

  • Please call your cemetery office to arrange appointment. All cemetery offices remain open 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.

“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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Catholic Cemeteries respond to the crisis April 9th, 2020 - BRIDGEPORT—With the number of deaths in Fairfield County climbing as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, Catholic Cemetery workers are taking added precautions to protect themselves and mourners from spreading the virus. Dean Gestal, director of diocesan Catholic Cemeteries, said that… Read More ››