Catholic Cemeteries Nationwide Cemetery Sunday Campaign

From the Catholic Cemetery Conference Board of Directors

On behalf of the CCC Board of Directors, it is my privilege to announce our first Cemetery Sunday campaign. This national campaign is a result of all the hard work and dedication from the entire Catholic Cemetery Conference team: Board members, Conference staff, and most importantly our CCC membership. More than 1,000 Catholic cemeteries across the United States will take part in a Cemetery Sunday observance.

In a concerted effort to “spread the word” beginning on October 23rd, we have 60 radio spots running on over 350 Ave Maria radio stations nationwide. We also have another 56 spots starting on October 26th on Relevant Radio and its affiliates, including stations that were recently added from Immaculate Heart Radio. We are confident that these radio spots will create additional interest as well as increased traffic to our respective cemeteries.

We look forward to building on this annual program and hope this effort can significantly expand your existing Cemetery Sunday campaign while incorporating different elements of this program into your existing celebrations.

We personally encourage every Catholic cemetery across the United States to participate in some way in the first campaign.

For additional information please contact the Catholic Cemetery Conference at

708-202-1242 or visit our website


Stephen E. Bittner, CCCE, CCE
Catholic Cemetery Conference

Link Your Website

Cemetery Sunday radio ads will invite listeners to make All Souls Day, November 2nd, or Cemetery Sunday, November 5th, special by visiting the Catholic cemetery where loved ones are buried and offering a prayer. The ads will direct them to the CCC website.

Please take a moment to ensure that your website is correctly listed under Find Your Local Cemetery. Contact the CCC office with any updates.


Click the images below to download full-size versions of the artwork to promote Cemetery Sunday on your website.

Download and use the Cemetery Sunday letter, article, homily and reflection from the CCC website.

About Cemetery Sunday

In 1978, the Catholic Cemetery Conference proposed that Cemetery Sunday be observed on the first Sunday in November. We believe there is and always will be a connection between us and those who have died.

The Catholic community prepares to celebrate Cemetery Sunday on Sunday, November 5, 2017. We are a people who remember and pray. We set aside Cemetery Sunday to pray for the deceased and visit the graves of loved ones and friends in a show of respect to those who have gone before us.

The Catholic Cemetery Conference Board of Directors feels it is important to remember those who have gone to their final resting places, which is why we have prepared this Public Radio program developed for use by ALL Catholic cemeteries, funded by the Catholic Cemetery Conference. We hope that you will take advantage of this program designed with you in mind. It will raise the awareness of your Catholic Cemetery in your community, as well as in the Universal Church. Don’t miss out on this membership benefit.