Visit a cemetery, become a winner


On Cemetery Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011,  the Catholic Cemeteries of the diocese  will have special office hours and hold a $500 American Express gift card drawing.

Representatives at Cathedral Cemetery, All Saints Cemetery and Gate of Heaven Cemetery will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. that day to help visitors looking for graves and crypts of loved ones and ancestors. Staff will also provide information about pre-need arrangements for those interested.

Visitors to cemetery offices that day can enter a drawing for a $500 gift card; one entry per person.

Since November is the month the church devotes to praying for the dead,  “the faithful are encouraged to visit cemeteries and pray for their deceased relatives and friends who are interred or entombed there,” said Mark Christian, executive director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Wilmington