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placeholder  May 19, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
Catholic cemeteries to observe Memorial Day

With Masses and the placement of American flags, Memorial Day will be observed at six Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Oakland.

At Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, Mass will be celebrated by Father William Rosario in the Mausoleum of the Apostles at 11 a.m. May 26. A color guard presentation and flag tribute by the Travis Air Force Base Honor Guard will follow the Mass.

Father William Marshall will celebrate Mass at 11 a.m. May 26 outdoors at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette. Two veterans will speak. Boy Scouts will conduct a flag-raising ceremony after Mass.

Similarly, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch, Mass will be celebrated outdoors at 11 a.m. May 26. Local Scouts will put flags on the graves of veterans.

At St. Joseph Cemetery in San Pablo, Mass will be celebrated in St. Michael Chapel at 11 a.m. May 26. Boy Scouts will place flags on the graves of veterans over the weekend.

Scouts and members of the VFW will place flags at graves with military markers at St. Michael Cemetery in Livermore, and pass out flags to those whose family member does not have a military marker. Mass will begin at 11 a.m.

At St. Mary Cemetery in Oakland, flags will be placed before the Mass at 11 a.m. Flags will be passed out to those whose family member does not have military marker.

Refreshments will be served after the events at each cemetery.

 
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