Volume 12 Issue 2 | April 5, 2023

Our Lady Office Hours for Easter Holiday W eekend

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: April 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 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

The Solis family whose plot is located in the Hope section of the St. Francis Garden has the distinct honor of showing the "First Bluebonnet" in the garden areas of the cemetery this year. 

Thank you, Solis family for keeping your son's space manicured and beautiful all year.

Diseased Rose Bush Found on Plot at Our Lady


In mid-March, Claire Hall, and her Master Gardeners team, conducted their annual spring trimming and cutting back of dead segments on rose bushes planted on grave sites at Our Lady. 


Sadly, the team discovered a rose bush with rosette disease. It's a virus that causes the rose bush to grow abnormally in a very unique way. The rose bush was dug up immediately to prevent the spread of the virus which can be very lethal if it gets a foothold.


The image on the right is a picture of the rose bush that was removed. The photo also shows what a diseased plant looks like.

By clicking on the link that follows, you will be directed to an article on the A&M AgriLife Extension website

that addresses how to recognize Rose Rosette Disease and prevent further contamination in your garden.


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!

Join Our Lady in Celebrating Earth Day - April 22

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 that celebrates the planet Earth and raises public awareness about environmental issues. The day is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, school projects and other activities.


Sen. Gaylord Nelson started Earth Day in 1970. The event helped increase public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address environmental issues. Earth Day has since contributed to the passage of many environmental laws in the U.S.

Each year, organizations and individuals engage in Earth Day activities, projects, and campaigns to promote, protect or restore the environment. Earth Day quizzes are one popular activity, and organizations such as NASA, Conservation International and EARTHDAY.ORG have online quizzes for people to test their environmental knowledge. Children in the U.S. and around the world often celebrate by creating Earth Day-themed school projects such as Earth Day crafts and Earth Day drawings.


"There are two simple ways to celebrate Earth Day to make the world a little better," Nathaniel Weston, an associate professor of environmental science at Villanova University in Pennsylvania previously told Live Science. "The first is to promote understanding of important environmental issues so that more people are aware of the critical actions we need to take to protect our environment. The second is to commit yourself to service on or around Earth Day — plant some trees, clean up a stream or help your local community garden."

Join the staff of Our Lady on April 22 to help clean the cemetery gardens, paths and walkways. Individuals are encouraged to use this time to also clean personal plots. The staff will be at the cemetery from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will hand out small trash bags for collecting debris, broken items, dead plants, etc.

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