St. Francis Cemetery

Cemetery Policies

(Taken from the Diocese of Providence Rules and Regulations for Catholic Cemeteries)

 

Policy I: Catholic Cemeteries are for the Interment of Catholics who are entitled to Christian interment according to the rules and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church. The Interment of a non-Catholic member of a Catholic  family or a person not entitled to Christian Interment according to the rules and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church, shall be decided exclusively by the Local Ordinary.

 

Policy II: When the Right of Interment in a cemetery grave/lot is granted, Catholic Cemeteries grant a right of interment and withhold unto themselves the title or ownership of the cemetery property.  One interment is allowed per grave.  No exceptions are permitted without the expressed written consent of the Director/Pastor.

Policy III: Pre-need lots are available and can be purchased with payment plans by contacting the cemetery office (782-2711). Management has the right to set up individual payment plans depending on individuals’ needs.  Lots/graves must be paid in full before or at the time of interment. A deed for a lot will be issued when lot is paid in full.  No foundation order for a monument will be processed until lot is paid in full.

Policy IV: Urns or containers which hold the cremains, will be interred in the cremation section of the cemetery. Two interments per grave is allowed.  Cremains that are interred outside the said policy must receive written permission from the Director/Pastor.  Cremains interred in a family lot or other grave intended for a full interment will be subject to a Rite of Interment fee. Only a flush marker is permitted in this section.

 

Policy V:  Memorials

  1. Catholic Cemeteries are Religious Cemeteries, therefore, only religious themes are permitted on memorials or flush markers. Secular themes or non-religious scenes are prohibited, unless written permission is granted by the Director/Pastor.
  2. Memorials/foundations will not be permitted until lots are paid in full.
  3. Memorials/foundations cannot exceed 60 percent of the width of the lot (a single grave lot is approx. 3 feet, a foundation/memorial should not exceed 2 feet in width).
  4. There are no restrictions to the height of a memorial for two-, three- or four-grave lots.
  5. Single, baby, and cremation lots must have flush markers.

 

 

Policy VI: Decorations: Sole right is reserved by the Director/Pastor to regulate the method and type of decorations or flowers and containers used on grave/lot and monuments.

  • The use of glass containers, crockery jars, pottery, ceramic vases, etc. are not permitted.
  • Loose decorations such as statues and personal trinkets are not permitted.
  • If any decoration or container interferes with mowing or causes danger to the mower, they will be removed.
  • Vases which are attached to monuments and that do not exceed the length or width of the base are permitted.
  • Flag decoration is permitted on all graves/lots.  Management has the right to remove flags when they become faded, torn, or soiled (see Policy VIII).
  • Bushes, shrubs, & trees of any kind are not permitted on the grave/lot.
  • Existing bushes and shrubs, in older sections of cemetery, that encroach on, over or into another grave/lot are not permitted and Management has the right to request their removal.
  • Small flowering plants are permitted in front of the stone only.  Grass removal for planting is as follows: For flush markers and slant markers planting will not exceed 8” from the stone.  For all monuments planting will not exceed 12” from the stone.  (Please see Policy VIII for removal dates.)

 

Policy VII: Liability – The management disclaims all liability with regard to interments, graves/lots, monuments, flush markers, memorials, vases, flowers or decorations of any type as well as damage from causes beyond its reasonable control and especially from damage by an act of God, the elements, thieves, vandals, unavoidable accidents, or any cause similar or dissimilar, beyond control of the management whether the damage be direct or indirect.

Policy VIII: Care – Care is to be understood as maintenance of graves/lots necessitated by natural growth or ordinary wear and includes cleaning, care of cemetery trees along roadside and edges of property and the cleaning/maintenance of roadways.

Removal of Decorations: Management has designated the following dates for removal of all decorations:

Remove all decorations by the following dates:

  • Spring Clean Up:  All Christmas ornaments must be removed by April 1st.
  • Easter ornaments must be removed by 2 weeks after Easter date.
  • Fall Clean Up:  All summer and fall ornaments must be removed by November 1st.

April thru November:

  • No wire framed decorations
  • No glass containers

The Director/Pastor reserves the right at any time to change, amend, alter, rescind, or add to these policies or at any parts thereof or to adopt any new Policies.

 

Cemetery Hours

  • Winter Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Summer Hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Should you have any further questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact the Cemetery Office.  Thank you.

Revised January 2004

Cemetery Fees

Directions from North (Providence)

  • South on I-95
  • Take exit 9 onto Rt 4 south  eventually merging with Rt 1 south.
  • Follow divided highway until intersection of Rt. 138
  • Turn right onto Rt. 138 west follow to light at Rt.108 turn left onto 108 and follow through one traffic light . After light, look for Dennis Moffit Painting on the right and take your first right onto Rodman Street.
  • Follow Rodman Street to George Schaeffer Street on your right.  St. Francis Cemetery sign on corner of George Schaeffer Street.
  • Cemetery is at the end of George Schaeffer Street.

 

 

 

Cemetery of Saint Francis of Assisi

114 High Street ww Wakefield, RI 02879 ww 401-782-2711 ww Fax:401-783-9667

E-mail:CemeteryOffice@aol.com

Cemetery Policies

taken from the

Diocese of Providence Rules and Regulations for Catholic Cemeteries.

Policy I:Catholic Cemeteries are for the Interment of Catholics who are entitled to Christianfamily or a person not entitled to Christian Interment according to the rules and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church, shall be decided exclusively by the Local Ordinary. interment according to the rules and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church. The Interment of a non-Catholic member of a Catholic

Policy II:When the Right of Interment in a cemetery grave/lot is granted, Catholic Cemeteries grant a right of interment and withhold unto themselves the title or ownership of the cemetery property.One interment is allowed per grave.No exceptions are permitted without the expressed written consent of the Director/Pastor.

Policy III:Pre-need lots are available and can be purchased with payment plans by contacting the cemetery office (782-2711). Management has the right to set up individual payment plans depending on individuals’ needs.Lots/graves must be paid in full before or at the time of interment. A deed for a lot will be issued when lot is paid in full.No foundation order for a monument will be processed until lot is paid in full.

Policy IV:Urns or containers which hold the cremains, will be interred in the cremation section of the cemetery. Two interments per grave is allowed.Cremains that are interred outside the said policy must receive written permission from the Director/Pastor.Cremains interred in a family lot or other grave intended for a full interment will be subject to a Rite of Interment fee. Only a flush marker is permitted in this section.

Policy V:Memorials

1. Catholic Cemeteries are Religious Cemeteries, therefore, only religious themes are permitted on memorials or flush markers. Secular themes or non-religious scenes are prohibited, unless written permission is granted by the Director/Pastor.

2.lots are paid in full. Memorials/foundations will not be permitted until

3. Memorials/foundations cannot exceed 60 percent of the width of the lot (a single grave lot is approx. 3 feet, a foundation/memorial should not exceed 2 feet in width).

4. There are no restrictions to the height of a memorial for two-, three- or four-grave lots.

5. Single, baby, and cremation lots must have flush markers.

Policy VI:Decorations:Sole right is reserved by the Director/Pastor to regulate the method and type of decorations or flowers and containers used on grave/lot and monuments.

The use of glass containers, crockery jars, pottery, ceramic vases, etc. are not permitted.

Loose decorations such as statues and personal trinkets are not permitted.

If any decoration or container interferes with mowing or causes danger to the mower, they will be removed.

Vases which are attached to monuments and that do not exceed the length or width of the base are permitted.

Flag decoration is permitted on all graves/lots.Management has the right to remove flags when they become faded, torn, or soiled (see Policy VIII).

Bushes, shrubs, & trees of any kind are not permitted on the grave/lot.

Existing bushes and shrubs, in older sections of cemetery, that encroach on, over or into another grave/lot are not permitted and Management has the right to request their removal.

Small flowering plants are permitted in front of the stone only.Grass removal for planting is as follows: For flush markers and slant markers planting will not exceed 8” from the stone.For all monuments planting will not exceed 12” from the stone.(Please see Policy VIII for removal dates.)

Policy VII:Liability – The management disclaims all liability with regard to interments, graves/lots, monuments, flush markers, memorials, vases, flowers or decorations of any type as well as damage from causes beyond its reasonable control and especially from damage by an act of God, the elements, thieves, vandals, unavoidable accidents, or any cause similar or dissimilar, beyond control of the management whether the damage be direct or indirect.

Policy VIII:Care – Care is to be understood as maintenance of graves/lots necessitated by natural growth or ordinary wear and includes cleaning, care of cemeterytrees along roadside and edges of property and the cleaning/maintenance of roadways.

Removal of Decorations:Management has designated the following dates for removal of all decorations:

*Remove all decorations by the following dates:

Spring Clean Up:All Christmas ornaments must be removed by April 1st.

Easter ornaments must be removed by 2 weeks after Easter date.

Fall Clean Up:All summer and fall ornaments must be removed by November 1st.

*April thru November

No wire framed decorations

No glass containers

The Director/Pastor reserves the right at any time to change, amend, alter, rescind, or add to these policies or at any parts thereof or to adopt any new Policies.

Cemetery Hours

Winter Hours8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Summer Hours8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Should you have any further questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact the Cemetery Office.Thank you.

Revised January 2004