Volume 13 Issue 2 | March 27, 2024

Our Lady Office Hours for Easter Holiday Weekend

Please note the office hours for Our Lady during the Easter holiday weekend. 


  • Office will be closed on Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday: March 29, 30, 31 and April 1.

Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, April 10, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The only appointments that will be scheduled during the days listed above will be for at-need situations. Since priests, deacons and pastors will have full schedules during the long Easter weekend, scheduling a service during this time may not be achievable.


If circumstances require IMMEDIATE assistance, please call the cemetery cell phone at 737-444-5234. Someone will get back with you as soon as possible.

REMINDER ... Cemetery Hours

Our Lady will continue to keep the normal opening and closing hours for the cemetery during the long Easter weekend. The cemetery will open at Dawn and close at Dusk.

First Bluebonnets at Our Lady this Spring

This year, the Solis and Sheep families have tied for the distinct honor of showing the "First Bluebonnets" in the garden areas of the cemetery. 

April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse

Our Lady Office to Close on Monday for Solar Eclipse

The office of Our Lady will be closed on Monday, April 8, 2024, due to the TxDot traffic and safety warnings for travelers during the Solar Eclipse in Central Texas.

If circumstances require IMMEDIATE assistance on Monday, please call the cemetery cell phone at 737-444-5234. Someone will get back with you as soon as possible.

Benches At Our Lady Are Private Property of the Purchaser

Unauthorized Moving of Benches Being Reported to Staff

Our Lady is happy to offer families the choice of placing personal benches on the plot for their loved one.

Since the distribution of the last newsletter, the staff has received a number of concerns from families whose bench has been removed from their plot and not returned by the individual who initiated the move. We also received photos showing where a bench has been moved across a road and as much as 20-30 feet from the bench owner's plot.

Benches are personal property of the person who placed the bench on the plot of their loved one and are not to be moved by anyone not related to the family.

Our Lady of the Rosary Gardens Showing Flowers of Spring

The wildflower seed scattering on All Souls' Day in November is coming to fruition as many native plants are making their appearance in the gardens.

To preserve the wildflowers in bloom on the hilltop, families are asked to avoid parking on the hilltop and the St. John Paul II Garden. Areas marked off with orange tape and/or cones designate no parking or driving areas. Our Lady appreciates your compliance to this directive so all visitors can enjoy viewing the wildflowers and butterflies attracted by the vibrant blooms. Enjoy the color!

Save The Date

Art In The Gardens

Saturday. April 27, 2024 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

More to come!

Holiday Decorations at Our Lady

Guidelines for Removal of Holiday Decorations:

  1. Christmas decorations are allowed to remain on burial plots until the day after the Epiphany which is observed on January 6 in each year.
  2. Decorations for Valentines, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, birthdays and anniversaries of date of death need to be removed one week after the event is past.

The compliance manager conducts an inspection of the cemetery on the first of each month to ensure all families are following the rules and regulations of Our Lady. Items not allowed will be removed and placed in bags tagged with the deceased’s name and specific garden of burial. The owner of the space will receive an email advising of the removal of items and how to pick up the non-compliant items. 


From Rules and Regulations:


Ornamentation: In addition to planted flowers, a limit of two items is allowed at each traditional burial grave. A limit of one item is allowed at each infant/child grave. Additional items and/or plantings are not allowed in the Butterfly Garden cremation burial area or the St. Francis Walk cremation burial area. The cemetery staff may remove any ornamentation or decorations at the discretion of management without notification.


The information below is a list presented to each plot owner during the purchase process. Our Lady asks each plot owner to share this information with family, relatives and friends to help keep all plots in compliance with the rules and regulations of the cemetery.



Your loved one is resting in a place of natural beauty.


Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery & Prayer Garden was designed using the European model. Nick and Ellen Brumder heard the calling and conceived this dream in 2004, the year of the rosary. Pope John Paul II sent his blessings in a letter. This cemetery would be "natural" - reflecting the seasons of the year; each season showing its natural beauty: the dryness in Winter, the new beginnings of Spring; the brightness of Summer and the changing in the Fall. This is our life's cycle too.


Hence, we are asking each family, their relatives and friends to comply with the following. As a benefit, our grounds can be better maintained and opening and closing graves will do less damage to adjacent gravesites.


• NO Borders including plants/flowers (Forest Garden is excluded from this rule)

• NO Rocks

• NO Solar Lights or lighting of any kind, this includes candles which are hazardous

• NO Yard Art (spinning birds or wind catchers, garden globes, etc.)

• NO Shepherd Hooks of ANY size

• NO Windchimes

• NO Hanging Baskets

• NO Astroturf

• NO Mulch higher than 6"

• NO Miniature Fir Trees

• NO Bushes or Giant-Species Flowers (Only 12-18" high)

• NO Plastic of any kind

• NO Toys, gloves, balls, caps, shoes, boots, clothing

• NO Glass Vases** or glass items of any kind

• NO Beer Cans, Soda Bottles, Champagne/Wine Bottles

• NO Metal of any kind including wire baskets around plants

• NO Silk Flowers

• NO Wreaths or Wreath Stands (allowed for Easter and Christmas during holiday period)


**A terra cotta ground pot which holds water which slowly seeps into the ground is the BEST way to maintain fresh-cut flowers.



We invite you to celebrate your loved one's birthday ON the day of his/her birth. Our picnic area is located in the trees at the pond behind our Information Board. Happy Birthday helium balloons are permitted but will be removed as they become deflated.

English Rules and Regulations ... click here.

Normas y Reglamentos Españoles...haga clic aquí".

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: 2700 E. University Avenue, Bldg. 6, Georgetown, TX 78626

512.863.8411 / 737.444.5234