Volume 11 Issue 10| November 17, 2022

May the good things of life be yours in abundance
not only at Thanksgiving, but always.

Office Hours During the Long Thanksgiving Holiday

Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery office will be closed from Wednesday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 27th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Due to clergy being busy during this time period, funeral services may have to be scheduled after the holiday weekend.

For at-need assistance or emergencies, please call the cemetery cell phone at 737-444-5234.

NOTE: The cemetery grounds will be open Dawn-to-Dusk for families, friends and visitors who wish to visit Our Lady during the Thanksgiving weekend.

Jesse Tree in the Garden of Precious Love

Advent Reminder 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 in the cemetery following the first Sunday of Advent. Look for the Jesse Tree on Monday, November 28th. 


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.

2022 All Souls' Day Event Attended by Large Number

Mother Nature blessed Our Lady with clear blue skies and a pleasant FALL temperature on All Souls' Day. The Mass attendance at St. Helen Catholic Church was at capacity. Over 600 people came to the cemetery to receive the blessings by priest and deacons and to spread wildflower seeds on their loved one's burial space.

Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy the colors of fall as they walked the grounds and admired the many "mini gardens" carefully manicured and maintained by the families and friends of the souls sleeping in their final resting place on earth.

Our Lady is extremely grateful to the priest and deacons who volunteered their time to visit and bless the families attending the cemetery event: Fr. Hai Nguyen, Fr. Joven Saavedra, Deacon John Evanoff, Deacon Vern Dawson, Fr. Peter Davids and Fr. Charles McMillin.

A special thank you is extended to the Honor Society students from St. Helen Catholic School who handed out programs and wildflower seed packets prior to the Mass at St. Helen Catholic Church. Appreciation is also extended to Virginia Pargmann who makes the delicious Soul Cakes served at the event.

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