Volume 12 Issue 13 | December 2, 2023

The first day of Advent is the first day of a new Liturgical (or church) calendar and begins a four-week period of preparation for the nativity of Jesus Christ at Christmas. The Advent Season is all about reflecting on how we can prepare our hearts and homes for Christ's birth in the world as it is today.

December 3 - December 24, 2023

The Jesse Tree and Christmas Decorations

Advent and the Placement of the Jesse Tree in the Garden of Precious Love

Our Lady of the Rosary marks the beginning of the Holy Advent Season with the presentation of the Jesse Tree in the Garden of Precious Love on the cemetery grounds. The Jesse Tree is placed on the west side of the baby garden and can be seen from the road. 


The Jesse Tree represents the family tree, or genealogy of Jesus Christ. It tells the story of God's salvation plan, beginning with creation and continuing through the Old Testament, to the coming of the Messiah. The name comes from Isaiah 11:1, "A shoot will spring forth from the stump of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots."


Family members are encouraged to place an ornament on the tree in memory of their loved one interred at Our Lady. The Jesse Tree remains in the garden through the Epiphany which occurs 12 days after Christmas.

If anyone wishes to keep the ornament they place on the Jesse Tree, the ornament must be removed by the end of the day, Sunday, January 7, 2024. The Jesse Tree will be removed from the cemetery on Monday, January 8, 2024.

In addition, all Christmas decorations on individual burial plots must be removed by the end Sunday, January 14th.

Small Christmas trees must be in containers and stay in the containers. Even though the trees are beautiful and a symbol of your love, trees are not allowed to be planted in any garden at Our Lady. When trees are planted near the headstone, after time the root system interferes with stability of the stone and future installations in neighboring spaces.

The planting of trees is also referenced in the Rules and Regulations on our website.

Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery & Prayer Gardens

Christi Center 36th Annual Remembrance Service

You are invited to join your Christi Center family for the

36th annual Remembrance Service. Our hope is you find power in community,

hope in connection and comfort in remembering.

You are not alone.

Let us remember together.


Saturday, December 16

3-5 p.m.

St. Edward’s University

Mabee Ballroom - Ragsdale Center

3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704



St. Edward’s safety procedures require all visitors to register vehicles online before parking.

Click here to register your vehicle.

Enter the claimable code CHRISTI


For best access, enter St. Edward's from Woodward Street. Look for the "Christi Center Event" sign. 

Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery & Prayer Gardens is proud to be a sponsor of this beautiful, meaningful and annual event that offers grieving families a time to remember together.

Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery & Prayer Gardens

Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery and Prayer Gardens is a special place of peace, beauty, reverence and unity. The Cemetery offers a number of burial rites including traditional burial, green burial and cremation burial. We work directly with families and funeral homes in Austin and the surrounding areas to ensure that the burial service for your loved one is handled in the most caring and compassionate way.


The cemetery welcomes individuals of all faiths from the Austin area and beyond. Whether you are in a time of need or planning for the future, the caring staff at Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery is waiting to walk by your side.

Learn more about Our Lady at www.olotr.com

Cemetery: 330 Berry Lane, Georgetown, TX 78626

Office: 431 Berry Lane, Georgetown, TX 78626

512.863.8411 office | 737.444.5234 cell