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St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish has three cemeteries, which include one around the church and a second a short distance from the church on Barley Mill Road. Both of them are filled, with no graves available for sale.

The third is a new cemetery located directly behind the church, the church rectory, and the family center on land known as the "triangle". This land is also bounded by the Kennett Pike (Route 52) and Route 100. The new cemetery has been in existence for the past five years and consists of 7.8 acres. Upright monuments, flat markers, and a section for cremated are featured.

There is a cemetery committee which assists the parish with management, development, maintenance, and sales of lots. New members for this committee are always welcome. For further information for committee work, or simply to purchase a grave or monument, please call the rectory at (302) 658-7017.

Just as birth, growth, and change are a part of our life on earth, so is death. During our life's journey the Church has been a consistent presence in our lives. In our parish we find a home where Baptism and Confirmation make us followers of Christ, the Eucharist provides spiritual nourishment, Matrimony blesses our home and family and Anointing of the Sick gives spiritual healing. Therefore, it is only fitting that the Church is present with us at the time of death and grief.

Catholic cemeteries are extensions of the parish where those who worshipped and prayed together in life are laid to rest to await the resurrection of the dead at the end of the world. United as a household of faith, the departed remain part of the parish community even in death. In the spirit of Christian unity, members of all Christian denominations are also welcome.

While it is easy to put off the purchase of cemetery accommodations until the need arises, those who wait until after a death has occurred must make many important decisions alone and during a time of grief and financial uncertainty. It is far better to take a few minutes together to review your options and decide what your preferences may be.

If you are interested in learning more about St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery and the options offered, please contact the office at 658.7017 or you may contact one of our volunteer sales consultants listed below:

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