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Mount Olivet Cemetery

Mount Olivet Cemetery 7076 Mumford Rd., Halifax.

Since 1896, the peaceful grounds of MountMoC Titantic garden all fixed up 600x400 72 Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery in the west end of Halifax have offered a quiet and gentle final resting place. Statues and monuments speak of those who have died at historic moments in Nova Scotia, including the Titanic Disaster and the Halifax Explosion. With little hills, shady trees, a wandering stream, and rock walls bordering Mumford Rd and Joseph Howe Avenue, Mount Olivet provides a surprisingly tranquil respite in the midst of the city. Mount Olivet Cemetery has a cremation garden and a columbarium for cremation burial.

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Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax Christmas Hours

Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax Christmas Hours

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:

Notice of Cemetery Burial Schedule

Notice of Cemetery Burial Schedule

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

Our Cemeteries, Our History

Our Cemeteries, Our History

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, the office of the Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax published, Gone But Not Forgotten: Victims of the Halifax Explosion in Catholic Cemeteries. The book details the stories of Explosion victims buried Holy Cross Cemetery on South Park St. in downtown Halifax and Mount Olivet Cemetery on Mumford Rd. in west end Halifax.

100th yr Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion: remembering the victims

100th yr Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion: remembering the victims

This year Halifax will recall a major event in its history as many people, organizations, and the city herself, commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. This tragic event changed the young city of Halifax and took the lives of hundreds of people. Many of the victims were buried in local Catholic cemeteries which still exist today: Mount Olivet on Mumford Rd. and Holy Cross on South Park St.

Annual Masses for the Faithful Departed

Annual Masses for the Faithful Departed

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.

Cremation Niches At Mount Olivet Cemetery

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Since 1896, the peaceful grounds of Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery in the west end of Halifax have offered a quiet and gentle final resting place. To meet today's needs Columbaria with niches for the committal of cremated remains are now available, near the large crucifix seen from Mumford Road.

To purchase cremation niches for your family, contact Cathy Driscoll-Cainen at the Catholic Cemeteries of Haliax Office, 1531 Grafton St., Halifax, (902) 429-9800 x308, cemeteries@halifaxyarmouth.org.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Located in Lower Sackville opening in 1938, the cemetery is 31 rolling acres of land for traditional and cremation burials for our beloved departed.

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Holy Cross Cemetery

Holy Cross Cemetery

Located in Halifax opening in 1843, houses the chapel built in one day and is the resting place of many historical and Irish families.

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Mount Olivet Cemetery

Mount Olivet Cemetery

Located in Halifax opening in 1896. Those buried in the cemetery include people from the Titanic, the Halifax Explosion, and both the World Wars.

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Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth |1531 Grafton St. | Halifax, Nova Scotia | B3J 2B9 | P: (902) 429-9800 | F: (902) 423-5201
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