A note from Diocesan Cemeteries

On Aug. 25, 2021, one-legged plant stands and flowerpots were removed from Calvary and Sacred Heart cemeteries in accordance with current cemetery rules. These items have not been disposed of and can be picked up.

Deacon devotes decades to digging graves, praying for the dead

Deacon Joe Kittok digs holes for a living.

He spends an hour and a half several times a week removing about 4 cubic yards of dirt, which he takes to his 35-acre property in Delano and spills onto the ground. He gets $400 per hole, which adds up to a decent living.