Memorial Day Mass May 2020 (Cancelled)

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St. John Catholic Cemetery’s annual public Memorial Day Mass has been cancelled this year. We are committed to helping slow the spread of COVID-19 so are following the Governor’s extended “stay-at-home” order through May 28th, and Bishop Boyea’s decision to postpone all public Masses through May 28th. We pray everyone stays safe and healthy in … Continued

Lights of Love

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October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. If you or a loved one has suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the loss of an infant, we encourage the lighting of candles at home on October 15th for the Lights of Love International Wave of Light, a worldwide lighting of candles that encompasses the globe … Continued

Fathers Day Wreaths!

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Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and what better way to honor them than to sponsor a wreath for a veteran!   To commemorate the lives of these brave men and women who have served our country, sponsoring a wreath is a great way to show respect and thankfulness for their service. Wreaths Aross America is … Continued

Post Memorial Day Cleanup

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Cemetery staff has begun  removing decoration that go against cemetery decoration regulations. These include: solar lights, artificial flowers that are not anchored in a clay or plastic pot, glassware, vigil lights or candles, plastics, and statues/pavers. Illegal decorations will be kept for no longer than two weeks before being discarded. The cemetery enforces these regulations … Continued

Spring & Summer Grave Decorations

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Starting May 1st, two 10″ or 12″ diameter potted flowers are allowed per lot.  New last year, the cemetery changed its rules to allow for plastic and clay pots to be placed out in the cemetery.  Please keep in mind that plastic pots can tip over and move around with strong winds!  For this reason, … Continued

Cemetery News!

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Things are ramping up here at the cemetery as the staff is hard at work preparing the grounds for the quickly approaching Memorial Day Mass.  Thanks to Cornstubbles Asphalt, the office parking lot has been freshly resealed, new memorial trees have been planted, and the staff has been busy spraying, mowing and raking the grounds … Continued

‘Wreaths Across America’ decorates graves of Jackson’s fallen service members

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JACKSON, MI – Keely Zimmerman won’t let the memory of her friend Sgt. Matthew Soper fade away. When the Jackson resident heard about “Wreaths Across America,” she knew she wanted to get involved. Wreaths Across America began in 1992 when Maine resident Morrill Worcester laid surplus wreaths from his family wreath company on graves in Arlington … Continued