What is the mission of our cemetery chaplains?

Rev. Michael Barone, Chaplain, Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum – North Arlington, Bergen County, NJ. Rev.Michael.Barone@rcan.org or call 201-306-8889.

Rev. Dave Sison, Chaplain, Saint Gertrude Cemetery & Mausoleum, Colonia, Middlesex County, NJ. Rev.Dave.Sison@rcan.org or call 201-912-2503.

Our full-time cemetery Chaplains are available to assist you at Holy Cross, Gate of Heaven, and Saint Gertrude cemeteries with the following needs:

  • Direct you to where you can arrange graveside or mausoleum services for the committal of your loved ones’ body or cremated remains.
  • Accompany families and funeral directors needing clergy on the day of a funeral upon request.
  • Schedule memorial prayers and grave blessings, especially around the first anniversary of death or burial.
  • Offer bereavement and spiritual support for families and visitors.
  • Provide Sacramental support, including Confession, Anointing of the Sick, and other Sacraments upon request.
  • Answer questions you may have about Church teaching regarding funerals and burial.
  • Supply free resources such as Continuing the Journey booklets and Carenotes.
  • Offer prayers daily for those who rest in our Catholic Cemeteries.
  • Para cualquier asistencia espiritual y o servicios de entierro, por favor vaya a nuestra página web en español en www.rcancem.org/en-espanol

To learn more about our current chaplains, please click their corresponding image/link above.