Memorial Day Mass at All Saints Catholic Cemetery
As is our custom, a Memorial Day Mass is celebrated in memory of all those buried there, and in particular for military members. We welcome and invite all parishioners to join in our remembrance service.
VFW Post 210 of Lakeville and American Legion Post 44 present its annual Memorial Day color guard visits at 12 area cemeteries to honor the military service members buried there.
The tour of ceremonies visits All Saints Church Cemetery around 12:00 p.m. The stops on the route will each include a brief presentation, the Color Guard, and the Lakeville North High School band.
Afterward, there will be a brief program at the Lakeville Veterans Memorial at Aronson Park starting around 12:30 p.m.
Similar Memorial Day ceremonies have been performed in Lakeville for more than 50 years.
Please be advised of the following regulations regarding decorations at the cemetery.
Upright memorial markers - cut, artificial, basket or potted flowers shall be allowed from May 15 to October 15 when placed in conformance to the following: Cut and artificial flowers may be placed on the grave site in an approved vase. Basket flowers may be placed in a stand or hung from a shepherd hook mounted in the upright memorial foundation. Potted flowers may be placed on the marker headstone base. Cut flowers must be removed in 5 days or they will be removed and discarded. Artificial flowers will be removed when they become faded. Dead basket flowers will be removed along with the stand or shepherd hook. Dead potted flowers must be removed or they will be removed by the cemetery staff and disposed.
Flat memorial markers ~ cut, artificial, basket or potted flowers shall be allowed during the Memorial Day Period when placed in conformance to the following: Cut and artificial flowers may be placed on the grave site in an approved vase. Basket flowers may be placed in a stand or hung from a shepherd hook mounted in the foundation or in the dirt adjacent to the marker. One basket flower may be placed at the center of the marker. Potted flowers may be placed on the marker.
All flowers, stands and shepherd hooks must be removed after the Memorial Day Period or the cemetery staff will remove and discard. Memorial Day Period for 2015 is May 22 to June 7.