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Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Helpful Information

Clean up date signs - Signs are posted in advance at both entrances to inform patrons of upcoming clean up dates. Dates coincide with chart below.

Cemetery hours – Gates normally open at 8:00 a.m. The main gate closes at 5:00 p.m. and the Cupples road gate closes at 6:00 p.m. Normally the entrance side of the gates will be closed and only the exit sides will remain open prior to closing. We ask that patrons begin departure 15 minutes before closing to allow for securing the facility on time.

Speed Limit – The observed speed limit throughout the cemetery is 20 miles per hour. It is posted at various locations. Please do not exceed the speed limit.

Sign observance – For your safety and the protection of other patrons and property – OBSERVE all other sighs, i.e., "Keep Off Grass", "Fire Ant Warnings", "Decoration Restrictions", etc.

Mass Celebration – Mass is celebrated the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel. All are invited to attend Mass.

Work Orders – Patrons desiring to have work done to a gravesite can either come by the office or they may call in their request. A work order must be filled out to track the work and ensure that it is accomplished to the patron’s satisfaction. We process between 100 to 150 work orders daily. The minimum time to repair most work orders is two weeks under normal circumstances. Patrons will be called when work is completed.

Weather Conditions – Funerals take precedence over all work on the cemetery premises. Occasionally, bad weather (rain, sleet, etc.) will make the preparation more difficult. Care is taken to prevent disturbances but heavy equipment sometimes will disrupt gravesite locations. In these cases, repairs to sites are made as soon as weather and soil conditions permits.