Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery | Rochester, NY

Cemetery Policies

Cemetery Policies
With more than 300,000 burials at Holy Sepulchre and Ascension Garden, maintaining the beautiful grounds is a top priority for our staff. Our policies have been created to ensure that the beauty of our cemeteries remains intact for many years to come, and that personal decorations do not infringe upon the space of neighboring plots, crypts and niches.

Please be aware that lot holders own the right of burial space in a cemetery while the ownership and responsibility for the general upkeep of the property remains with the cemetery. Holy Sepulchre and Ascension Garden take pride in the appearance and beauty of the grounds and therefore respectfully ask the cooperation of lot holders in abiding with a few simple rules to enhance a sense of order for the mutual benefit of all.

General Rules and Observations
The period between March 15th and April 15th is traditionally used by our staff to clean up the grounds and prepare for the busy spring season. Please refrain from placing new decorations during this period.

Holiday or special occasion decorations, such as for birthdays or anniversaries, are encouraged on our property. Such decorations are permitted seven days before and seven days after the holiday or special occasion. These decorations should follow the policies outlined here.

Click on the above-ground decoration policies or in-ground decoration policies links for more information.

Holy Sepulchre Cemeteries staff will remove any decorations that violate cemetery policy.

To receive a copy of Holy Sepulchre Cemeteries Rules & Regulations Handbook, please contact us today.

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery | Rochester, NY