Faithful invited to remember the departed as Advent begins

Mary Anne Burch, a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, took a photo of an ornament she placed on the Tree of Remembrance at Calvary Cemetery Nov. 30. The ornaments will remain on the tree through the feast of the Epiphany, Jan. 6. They will be removed and held for pickup in the Catholic Cemeteries office until Jan. 31.

Nearly 400 people gathered around a 14-foot Nordmann fir tree at Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Road, Nov. 30 to hang ornaments on the Tree of Remembrance. 

During Advent, which began Dec. 2, the public is invited to add ornaments to the tree in honor of loved ones who have died. 

The ornaments will remain on the tree through the feast of the Epiphany, Jan. 6. They will be removed and held for pickup in the Catholic Cemeteries office until Jan. 31.

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