Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington

Archdiocesan Cemeteries

Cemetery Regulations

Please help us maintain the beauty of the burial plots and mausoleums on these sacred grounds by observing these cemetery regulations:

Flowers
Fresh Cut Flowers: Permitted year-round; recommended placement time is March 16 until November 14.


Artificial Flowers
Artificial Flowers, Silk Flowers, Potted Plants, etc. Permitted from November 15 until March 15.


Plantings
Individual plantings of shrubs, trees, flowers, etc. on cemetery grounds is prohibited.


Christmas Decorations
Christmas decorations are permitted from December 1 until February 1.


Flags
Flags are permitted on burial sites three days before and three days after Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.


Others
Other decorations, such as glass containers, vases, balloons, candles, etc., are prohibited and subject to immediate removal and disposal from cemetery grounds by staff.


Pets
Pets are not permitted on cemetery grounds.


Cemeteries are not responsible for articles or flowers left on burial sites.