Catholic Cemeteries Association, Diocese of Cleveland, has scheduled Masses at several of its cemeteries on Memorial Day, May 30. Some of the Masses will take place outdoors, some will be inside and in a few cases, the liturgy will take place in a church.
Father Luigi Miola, pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish in Maple Heights, will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. at All Saints Cemetery, 480 W. Highland Road, Northfield. Assisting him will be Deacon Raymond Daull, also from St. Martin of Tours. The Mass will be indoors.
Father Frederick Pausche, pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in Concord Township, will celebrate an outdoor Mass at 10 a.m. at All Souls Cemetery, 10366 Chardon Road, Chardon. Concelebrant will be Father David Majikas, pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Barberton.
Auxiliary Bishop emeritus Roger Gries will be the celebrant for the 10 a.m. Mass outdoor at Calvary Cemetery, 10000 Miles Ave., Cleveland. Father Thomas O’Donnell, a retired diocesan priest, will concelebrate.
Father Frank Kosem, a retired diocesan priest, will celebrate Mass indoors in the mausoleum at 9 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 555 N. Ridge Road West, Lorain. The Knights of Columbus James L. Martin Council 637 will have a dedication ceremony for the newly installed Memorial for the Unborn immediately after Mass. Light refreshments and desserts will be provided after the ceremony at the K of C Hall, 4720 Oberlin Ave., Lorain.
Retired diocesan priest Father Thomas McCann will celebrate an outdoor Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, 100 E. Waterloo Road, Akron.
Father Joshua Cochrac, parochial vicar at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Parma, will celebrate an outdoor Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14609 Brookpark Road, Brook Park.
Father Robert Kraig, a retired diocesan priest, will celebrate an outdoor Mass at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, 6303 Center Road, Valley City.
An indoor Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, 32789 Detroit Road, Avon, by Father Gerald Keller, a retired diocesan priest.
Father James Mayer, O de M, pastor of St. Rocco Parish in Cleveland, will celebrate Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the church, 3205 Fulton Road, Cleveland. This liturgy replaces a Mass at St. Mary Cemetery on West 41st Street in Cleveland.
Father Ralph Hudak, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Cleveland, will celebrate an indoor Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Cemetery, 4720 E. 71st St., Cuyahoga Heights.
Celebrating a 9 a.m. Mass in St. Agnes Church, 611 Lake Ave., Elyria will be Father Daniel Schlegel, diocesan secretary/vicar for clergy and religious. This liturgy replaces the Mass at St, Mary Cemetery in Elyria.
There also will be a Mass at 8:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Falls Church, 25615 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls.
Those attending outdoor Masses should bring a lawn chair and an umbrella in case of inclement weather.