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Cemetery offers ‘memorial trees,’ Memorial Day Mass

May 15, 2017

Calvary Cemetery damage
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Calvary Cemetery sustained significant tree damage during a massive wind storm in July 2016, but officials there say the cleanup process has gone well. Cemetery staff and contractors have removed debris from more than 150 fallen trees. While some stump removal continues, the cemetery will soon begin a tree replacement program. Individuals, families, and organizations will be able to donate toward the purchase of a new tree. Donors will also have the option of honoring a loved one or acknowledging their gift with a memorial plaque. Trees will be priced at $300. Memorialization can be added for $150. Details will be posted soon on the cemetery’s website at www.calvarycemeteryduluth.com.

Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery has become a tradition for many. This year, Bishop Paul Sirba will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29. Please bring your own chair. The event will take place rain or shine. Calvary Cemetery is located at 4820 Howard Gnesen Road, Duluth.