Rules and Regulations

RULES PROPER TO
MOUNT CALVARY CEMETERY
MANCHESTER, NH

Cemetery Hours

  1. Mausoleum - The Mausoleum will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  2. The Office - The Cemetery Office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. Excluding State and Federal Holidays. The office is usually closed from 12:00 noon until 12:30 for lunch.

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Poured reinforced concrete foundations for monuments shall be customarily built by Mount Calvary Cemetery personnel, and charged to the lot holder, unless Management makes other arrangements.
  2. Orders for foundations shall be submitted to the Cemetery Management office and Cemetery Management reserves the right to build such foundations with in a reasonable time frame.
  3. The cost of foundations will be determined by a fixed charge per cubic foot, but with a minimum charge per foundation, both cost and charge payable upon order.
  4. The management reserves the right to fix charges for memorial foundations, memorial permits, placements or removals, and the right to demand that said charges be paid in advance and before the work is done. The Management also reserves the right to fix and charge a fee for any memorial left at the Cemetery before a Cemetery permit has been issued.

Memorials and Rules for Memorial Work

  1. All upright monuments shall be constructed of first quality granite that such granite will be free from sap and components which cause rust stains and free from natural faults which might cause checks or cracks. All work must be done in accordance with the trade standards of good craftsmanship, any fault resulting from material, improper finishing or improper setting which develops within five years from the date of placement, will be corrected or replaced by the manufacturer or stone setter without cost to the Cemetery or lot holder.
  2. Marble or other natural stone will not be permitted.
  3. All memorials shall bear a Roman Catholic mark or symbol and no memorial will be permitted to be erected bearing any mark or symbol that is disrespectful or contrary to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
  4. The Management reserves the right to determine minimum and maximum size dimensions based on the number of graves per lot. The current size regulations are as follows:

    WIDTH LENGTH HEIGHT
    Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max.
    1 Cremation lot : 10" - 10" 18" - 18" 24" - 24"
    2 grave lot 10" -12" 20"- 30" 26" -38"
    3 grave lot 10"-12" 24"- 36" 32"- 42"
    4 grave lot 12"- 14" 30"- 44" 32"- 60"
    5 grave lot 12"- 16" 36" -66" 32" -60"
    6 grave lot 12"-16" 40"-68" 34"-72"
    8 grave lot 12"-18" 40"-92" 30" - 84"

    (These size regulations have been in effect since August 1st, 1956)

  5. No memorial shall be erected or installed on any lot until said lot has been paid for in full. Nor shall any inscription be made on any Mausoleum Crypt until said crypt has been paid for in full.
  6. A minimum of a two grave lot must be purchased and paid for in full in order to have an upright monument erected.
  7. Only one memorial is allowed per lot. The only exception would be the addition of a Veteran marker issued by the United States Government for an individual who is interred in said lot.

    Placement of Decorations in the Cemetery

    1. The right is reserved by the Cemetery Management to regulate the method of decorating graves or lots, so that uniform beauty may be maintained.
    2. Nothing whatsoever is permitted to be placed on any grave, pathway or roadway within the Cemetery, and the Cemetery management reserves the right to remove and dispose of the same, at the Owners expense, except in the following case:

      A. Floral arrangements may be placed on the grave at the time of interment. The management reserves the right to remove the arrangements once they become unsightly.

    3. Decorations may be placed subject to the following regulations:
      1. In the monument sections: all decorations must be placed on the monument or its base in the appropriate containers or space provided. No decorations are permitted to be placed on ground level markers in same monument sections.
      2. In the bronze memorial sections: all decorations must be placed in the bronze vase of the memorial, if the memorial has no such vase, then placement of decorations on said memorial is prohibited.
      3. In the Holy Angels section: Only fresh cut flowers in appropriate water picks, NO VASES, (glass or otherwise) may be placed on the grave itself.
    4. Regarding Memorial Day; small american flags and other decorations may be placed on the grave itself, three days prior to the observed Federal Holiday, and must be removed by the following Sunday.
    5. Small American Flags may be placed in the memorial’s urns but will be removed when the flag is tattered, torn or unsightly.
    6. Votive candles are not permitted.
    7. All property left at the Cemetery is done so exclusively at the sole risk of the owner thereof.
    8. The Cemetery reserves the right to remove and dispose of any and all decorations placed in the Cemetery, that the Management finds unsightly, inappropriate, disrespectful, in poor taste, or in any way detracting from the aesthetic value of the Cemetery, or in any way offensive to the teachings and beliefs of The Catholic Church.

    Mausoleum Entombments and Decorations

    1. In order to insure a true sense of dignity and reverence, only fresh cut flowers will be permitted in the Mausoleum. These flowers must be placed on the floor directly below the intended crypt/niche.
    2. All property left at the Mausoleum is done so exclusively at the sole risk of the owner thereof.
    3. The Cemetery reserves the right to remove and dispose of any decorations placed in the Mausoleum, that the Management finds unsightly, inappropriate, disrespectful, in poor taste, or in any way detracting from the aesthetic value of the Mausoleum, or in any way offensive to the teachings and beliefs of The Catholic Church.
    4. The Cemetery personnel will remove all floral pieces the day following the entombment. Persons desiring to retain some should remove them immediately following the sevice.
    5. Entombment will be made only after all funeral attendents have left. Funeral directors may stay and observe.
    6. Lettering of crypt and marble niche fronts shall be raised bronze. All lettering shall be done by cemetery personnel.
    7. Lettering of glass front niches shall consist of a bronze nameplate placed behind the glass.
    8. Lettering shall be limited to first name, middle initial, last name and appropriate abbreviated professional title, i.e. Rev., Msgr., M.D., D.D.S., etc. Titles other than those legally and professionally carried through life will not be permitted.
    9. Dates of birth and death shall be limited to years only, i.e. 1950 - 2001.
    10. Additional ornamentation such as emblems, photographs, military insignias, etc. will not be permitted on crypt or niche fronts.
    11. Only cremation urns and bronze nameplates will be allowed behind glass front niches.
    12. The design of an urn, ie., the carving, ecthing, scene, insignias, etc., must be in keeping with the religious nature of the Mausoleum. Memorialization on an urn is not solely a private/personal matter. It becomes a public statement when interred behind a glass front niche. Therefore, it must be consistant with the doctrines of the Catholic church and its beliefs on death, the resurrection and eternal life. Any design of an urn not religious in nature will be subject to approval by the Cemetery Management prior to being intered in the Mausoleum.

      These Rules are an excerpt of the Diocese of Manchester New Hampshire Cemetery Rules and Regulations that pertain directly to Mount Calvary Cemetery. Any questions or for a complete set of rules please contact the cemetery office at 603-622-3215.

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