Please be reminded that The Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax requires 48 hours notice for burials in Gate of Heaven, Holy Cross and Mount Olivet. To that end, The Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax provides the following schedule for burials from December 23, 2017 to January 2, 2018:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery 114 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville.
Located in Lower Sackville, the Gate of Heaven Cemetery opened in 1938 and comprises 31 rolling acres of land for traditional and cremation burials.
There is a new Columbarium at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lower Sackville. This project was developed by the Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax for the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, to meet the needs of Catholic families today and into the future.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery provides grave lots for traditional burial in the ground and cremation burial in the ground or in a Columbarium.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery opened in 1938 and covers 31 acres. It is the resting place of many notable persons, including Nova Scotia Premier Angus L. MacDonald. Archbishop Gerald Berry and Archbishop Austin Burke, and many of the priests of the Archdiocese of Halifax, are buried at Gate of Heaven.
To view map Gate of Heaven Cemetery - click here (pdf)
Less daylight also creates a difficult and unsafe environment for staff to properly do the work they need to do around opening and closing a grave. To ensure the safety of all involved, when making the funeral plans families are asked to please plan to arrive at the cemetery no later than 3:00pm for traditional burials and 3:30pm for cremation burials.
Questions and concerns can be directed to Cathy Driscoll-Cainen in the Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax Office: (902) 429-9800 ext. 308
Join Archbishop Mancini for the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Thursday, August 17, at 7:00pm at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lr. Sackville. Please bring a chair! In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at Saint John Vianney Church, 4 Beaverbank Dr., Lr. Sackville.
Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed at Gate of Heaven
All are invited to join Archbishop Anthony Mancini at this year’s Mass for the Faithful Departed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lr. Sackville. The annual Mas is scheduled for Thursday, August 17 at 7:00pm. Please bring a lawn chair! There will be a collection to support the maintenance and care of all three of our Catholic cemeteries: Gate of Heaven, Holy Cross, and Mount Olivet In the event of rain the Mass will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Church, 4 Beaverbank Rd., Lr. Sackville.
Please find the list of Masses being celebrated at in our Catholic Cemeteries over the coming months. All are welcome to join us for one or more of these Masses as we remember our faithful brothers and sisters who have gone before us.