St. Anthony's Cemetery

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

As a ministry of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, our mission is to provide a sacred burial place for all of our beloved, faithful, departed and serve as a bridge between past, present, and future. It is intended that our cemetery be perpetually areas of quiet beauty and serenity - to beckon the living as well as to provide repose for the dead.  We will continue to care for the former Temples of the Holy Spirit with dignity, respect, and reverence. We will strive to comfort the living with compassion and concern, and we offer sacred space for remembering the sacredness of the human body, the belief in Resurrection, and the Christian virtue of Hope in the promise of Eternal Life. 

CEMETERY RULES:

  • No Curbs, Sectional borders, fences, rocks, gravel or mulch on or around graves.
  • No planting of trees, shrubs or flowers on or around graves.
  • No more than 4 arrangements (by tombstone) per grave.
  • Seasonal Decorations will be removed at least 30 days after holiday.
  • Please dispose of all trash properly, dumpster is provided.
  • No glass containers.
  • Not responsible for accidents or damage of property or persons.
  • All objects or decorations that hinder maintenance will be removed.
  • Behavior that is not conducive to a peaceful and respectful manner in keeping with a hallowed place is prohibited. 
  • No structures other than monuments allowed on or around graves (unless permently bonded to tombstone).
  • Management must be contacted before setting or removing any monuments.
  • Management must be contacted before a burial is conducted.

 

PRESENT NEWS:

 

Our Annual All Souls Day Mass will be happening this Wednesday, Novemeber 2, 2016! It will be held within our Cemetery Grounds at 6:00 pm. Please come join us and bring a photo of your dearly departed, whether or not in our cemetery, to place on a table alter provided. Bring a flashlight because it will get dark.  Hope to see you there!!

We have gained a few new members to our cemetery committe! Yeah!!! We can always use more though, so please consider becoming a member! Give us a call if you are interested or have any questions.

The rules to our cemetery are posted on the side and back gate entrances of the cemetery.  Please be advised that items not allowed will be removed and properly disposed.  If you have any questions in regards to this, please contact Liz Campbell.

Records are presently being sorted and inputted into a new computer program in order to provide the most up-to-date information as well as be able to answer questions regarding existing plots to deed holders.  If you have a loved one already residing in our cemetery, please email or contact us with information as to living next of kin, funeral director/monument placement, or if tombstone missing, name/date of birth & death and location of said grave.  We have temporary markers that can be placed for them.

Plots are available for purchase within the existing cemetery.  Once the new section is complete, additional plots will be available for purchase. Please contact Liz Campbell (210)621-4158.

We do have a perpetual care program set up for donations from those wishing to contribute monetarily towards the upkeep and beautification of our cemetery.  Make cash or check donations out to St. Anthony's Cemetery and mail to P.O.Box 248, Elmendorf, TX 78112 or drop off at 16506 Kilowatt Rd, Elmendorf, TX 78112.

Volunteers are needed and greatly welcomed to help with various upkeep duties such as weed eating, clearing of brush, removing old fences, etc. Please contact Jack Campbell at (210)725-3860 if able to help.  Please look for "clean up days" on this page as well as our church bulletin.

 

 

St. Anthony's Cemetery Volunteer Committee Information

Officers

President: Robert Heimer (210)219-4757; email address: robertheimer@sbcglobal.net

Secretary: Liz Campbell (210)621-4158 ; email address: lizscampbell@yahoo.com

Committee Members:

Jack Campbell, Jacklyn Clothier,  Malcom Friesenhahn, Edna Gonzales, David Martinez

 

Meetings are normally held every 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in the parish CCD Annex building.