THE CATHOLIC CEMETERY ASSOCIATION OF RACINE

DECORATION POLICIES

  1. Fencing, coping, hedges, curbing or any such enclosure of a lot or flower area is prohibited.

  2. No seasonal grave sprays or blankets are allowed.

  3. Fresh wreaths are allowed between Nov. 15 and March 15. Any holiday decorations not removed by March 15 will be removed and disposed of by the Catholic Cemetery Association.

  4. All graves must be kept level with the ground. Mounds over graves are not permitted.

  5. Planting of flowers is permitted along the length of and within one foot of monument or headstone or marker.

  6. No hanging baskets are permitted.

  7. PLANTING OF TREES, SHRUBS, ROSE BUSHES, ETC., BY LOT OWNERS IS PROHIBITED.

  8. Cemetery will be cleared of all winter decorations on or after March 16 annually as weather permits.

  9. All summer decorations and flags will be removed by Nov. 15.

  10. A casket garland is the only funeral flower arrangement permitted.

  11. No glass containers or other non-biodegradable objects are permitted on the premises, including polystyrene foam, plastic wreaths, crosses, etc.

  12. No statues are permitted.

  13. Specific decoration regulations vary from season to season. It is the responsibility of persons desiring to place decorations or commemorative items at individual grave sites to make inquiry at the cemetery office for precise information regarding these items.

  14. Any decoration or item deemed by the cemetery to be in violation of its regulations will be removed or discarded without notice to the owner thereof. The Catholic Cemetery Association of Racine Inc. assumes no liability to lot owners for removal and discarding or items placed in violation of cemetery rules and regulations.

  15. No fresh cut flowers are allowed in mausoleum buildings.

  16. Only Association-approved artificial flowers and emblems are permitted on crypt fronts. These are to be purchased through the Catholic Cemetery Office at 5600 Holy Cross Road.

  17. No articles are permitted to be taped or wired or attached in any other way to the crypt fronts.

GROUNDS POLICIES

  1. If any trees, shrubs, situated in any part of the cemetery shall, in the opinion of the Association Manager, by means of their roots or branches or otherwise become detrimental to the adjacent lots or alleys, or prejudicial to the general appearance of the grounds, or dangerous or inconvenient to passersby, the Association Manager shall have the right to remove said trees or shrubs or such parts thereof as may be required.

  2. The cemetery is closed to all from dusk to dawn.

  3. Pets are not permitted on the grounds.

  4. No loitering, skateboarding, skating, kite flying, model flying, archery of weapons firing or other activity demeaning to the cemetery is allowed.

  5. Minor children without adult escort are not permitted except for those attending services or with permission from the cemetery office.

  6. All labor performed in the cemetery must be done by or through the Association Manager.

  7. All work and improvements on the cemetery grounds are subject to the control and direction of the Association Manager. Any persons desiring work done of any kind must explain to the Association Manager the nature and extent of work required.

  8. The Catholic Cemetery Association of Racine Inc. is not responsible for damage to or loss of property resulting from vandalism or theft.

BURIAL POLICIES

  1. No grave will be opened until the cost of space, digging and arrear assessments against the lot are paid in cash.

  2. When owners of lots are desirous of transferring or selling the same, the sale or transfer shall not become effective until the original lot burial certificate has been surrendered to the Catholic Cemetery Association of Racine Inc. by the seller or transferor and if transferred to or purchased by a third party, a new burial certificate will be issued with appropriate transfer fee paid to the Catholic Cemetery Association office.

  3. The Catholic Cemetery Association of Racine Inc. does not repurchase graves, crypts or niches.

  4. Purchaser of lots/graves acquires the right of placing a marker or monument thereon, subject to conditions to the rules/regulations now in force or which hereafter be enacted. A burial certificate for a lot/grave space doesn’t grant any privileges further than therein specified. Grave spaces/lots must be paid in advance before a permit is issued to place such memorials.

  5. The family of the lot holder, mentioned in the burial certificate, comprises all relations within the third degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity.

MONUMENT POLICIES

  1. Monuments/markers, including their plans, specifications and sites MUST, before placement, be first approved by the cemetery authority. No exceptions to this policy.

  2. Markers must be of granite and/or bronze composition of one piece, not less than 12 inches or over 30 inches in length for a single grave.

  3. Photos encased in ceramics are allowed on markers/monuments.

  4. Monuments, base size up to 48 inches by 14 inches by 8 inches, with a maximum die height of 36 inches are allowed on side-by-side graves.

  5. All two-piece monuments must be installed with a cemetery-approved concrete foundation. BEFORE selecting such markers, please check with the General Manager for initial approval.

  6. Notwithstanding the above, NO marker/monument shall be permitted which, in the opinion of cemetery management/Catholic Cemetery Association of Racine Inc., is prejudicial to the general appearance of the cemetery/grounds.

MAUSOLEUM POLICIES

  1. Payment made for the cost of the crypt does not include the entombment fee or the cost of lettering the crypt front, if not included in the original purchase contract. Additional charges will be due the Catholic Cemetery Association of Racine Inc. for these services in accordance with rates prevailing at the time these services are rendered.

  2. Any crypt contract requiring payments becomes null and void upon death – a crypt must be paid in full before any entombment in the same.

  3. When owners of crypts are desirous of transferring or selling the same, the Association shall, in its sole discretion, approve the sale or transfer of the crypt to a named third party. The sale or transfer shall not become effective until the original crypt entombment certificate has been surrendered to the Catholic Cemetery Association of Racine Inc., by the seller or transferror, and if transferred to or purchased by a third party, a new crypt entombment certificate is issued upon payment of the transfer fee.

  4. The family of the crypt holder, mentioned in the entombment certificate, comprises all relations within the third degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity.

  5. All bodies must be embalmed in accordance with standards specified in Chapter HSS 136 of the Wisconsin of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, prior to entombment.

  6. The Catholic Cemetery Association reserves, and shall have, the right to correct errors that may be made by it either in making entombments, disentombments or removals, or in the description, transfer or conveyance of any property, either by canceling such conveyance and substituting and conveying in lieu thereof other property of equal value and similar location as far as possible, as may be selected by the Association. In the event the error shall involve the entombment of the remains of any person in such crypt, the Association shall have the right to remove and re-entomb the remains to such other crypt of equal value and similar location as may be substituted and conveyed in lieu thereof.

  7. If the Catholic Cemetery Association determines, in its sole discretion, that repairs are required involving any crypt in the cemetery, the Catholic Cemetery Association reserves and shall have the right to temporarily remove and re-entomb the remains of any person to another crypt until such time as repairs have been completed.

The Board of Directors of Catholic Cemetery Association of Racine Inc. reserves the right to revise or amend these rules. In case of any dispute with the Association Manager of affairs concerning the cemetery or mausoleum, the matter will be decided by the officers of the Association.

5600 Holy Cross Road

Racine, WI  53402

PHOTOGRAPHIC TOURS:

  1. CALVARY CEMETERY

  2. OLD HOLY CROSS

  3. HOLY FAMILY

  4. HOLY CROSS