Catholic Cemeteries manages a Works of Mercy Fund to assist families in our community who may not have the financial means to make burial arrangements. The fund also covers bereavement support, free burial of children under one, burial space for clergy and ministry formation for Elizabeth Ministry chapters and bridges to Catholic healthcare providers.
Funding sources include: collections at the monthly Masses of Remembrance, donations from Gardens of Gethsemani families, proceeds from book donations and generous contributions from our community.
If you would like make a donation to the Works of Mercy fund, you may give below or please speak with Terry Whiteley at (604) 531-2141 or by email email@example.com
Donations over $100 will be recognized on the pillars of the beautiful plaza to acknowledge everyone who contributes to the success of this community garden. All donations are tax-deductible.
As Catholics, we empathize with the families who have experienced the unthinkable pain of losing a child. We we do this by providing a special place for them at the beautiful Gardens of Gethsemani at no cost. When parents suffer a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, their child deserves to be named, buried and remembered in their community. For 50 years, “Rachel’s Garden” has been the burial place for God’s little children, but it is now reaching capacity.
The process for a new memorial garden is underway and we are seeking an additional $225,000 to complete and beautify this garden. We ask you to open your hearts and give generously and support families through this difficult time.