Monuments and Memorials

Everyone buried in Catholic cemeteries deserves to be remembered by name. This is typically accomplished through the use of flush markers and upright monuments. The Diocesan cemeteries accept flush granite or bronze tablets, and granite monuments.

  • The type of memorial is determined by the type of grave selected
  • Only the easement holder has the right to place a memorial.
  • Monument companies must receive size, design, and inscription approval from cemetery management in writing prior to manufacture of memorials.
  • A foundation/installation fee is collected by cemetery management prior to acceptance of the memorial
  • No alterations, with the exception of engraving of names and dates as properly authorized, may be made to any monument or memorial once placed in the cemetery

Holes may be cut into the bases, or granite urns may be attached to the bases of monuments for planting of floral tributes. Two potted plants may be placed in front of monuments where no holes or urns exist. Pot maximum size is ten inches in diameter and ten inches in height. No more then twelve inches from the monument. Since trees and shrubbery grow larger every year and require perpetual care, neither may be planted in these holes or urns. There will be no decorative stone or mulch permitted.

Monuments and memorials are the property and responsibility of the purchaser. Foundations are the responsibility of the cemetery. It is important that the cemetery know the name and address of the purchaser. Future services may be required for memorials placed in the cemetery, e.g. re-sealing granite/marble components.

The Springfield Diocesan Cemeteries Rules and Regulations encompass Floral Tributes, Clean Up Schedules, Cemetery Maintenance and Monument and Flush Memorial regulations.