this is the worst cemetery I have ever laid eyes on. whenever I try to put something on this grave it gets taken off. I can't even put flowers on my great grand parents grave because the filthy people who work at this "cemetery" have to put their filthy hands on it. all of the other cemeteries that my friends go to you are allowed to put whatever they want on their graves but of course my poor great grand p... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag Abuse
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- General Info:
- History/?php endif; ? Holy Sepulchre Cemetery was founded in 1871, more than 135 years ago. Constantly evolving, yet never straying from the fundamental guidelines established in our Catholic tradition, we continue to maintain a presence in the community as a sacred place of respect, reflection, and ultimately, of the celebration of life. Beginning of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery St. Patrick's was the first Catholic parish in Rochester, and opened its small downtown graveyard in 1823. The space quickly filled up, and area Catholics had to buy burial space in common cemeteries until 1839. At that time, the second St. Patrick's cemetery was built on the south side of the city at Pinnacle Hill, and all members of the local Irish parishes were buried there. Four German Catholic parishes opened four separate cemeteries between 1844 and 1864: Ss. Peter & Paul's on Maple Street, St. Joseph's on East Main Street at Goodman, St. Boniface's on South Clinton near the Pinnacle, and Holy Family on Maple Street. Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid was named Rochester's first Bishop in 1868, and quickly realized the need for a single burial ground for all of Rochester's Catholics, of all nationalities, for generations to come. In 1871, after much planning and research, he dedicated and solemnly consecrated Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Located just four miles from downtown Rochester, the Bishop secured a 110-acre tract of farmland located along both sides of Charlotte Boulevard (now known as Lake Avenue). An estimated 10, 000 people attended the consecration ceremony, a strong indication of the community support for the Cemetery.
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