Archives for October 2015

SOC’s Tony Paone To Be Interviewed on WGSO 990AM

SOC Tour-guide Antonino (Tony) Paone

Be sure to tune in and listen to WGSO 990 AM (New Orleans) this Saturday morning, October 31st at 9 am as radio host Paul Baricos interviews Save Our Cemeteries’ tour-guide Antonino (Tony) Paone on his show “All Things Local”.

The “All Things Local” radio show is aired on WGSO, 990 AM, every Saturday from 8 to 10am.

“All Things Local” is hosted and produced by Kevin Fitzwilliam, science teacher and co-founder of Hollygrove Market & Farm. The show focuses on the local economy, our natural resources, green/sustainable living and urban design, and the unique culture of New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana.

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UPDATE: In case you missed it, here’s the Podcast.

All Saints Day 2015 SOC Activities

Vaults of old St Louis Cemetery No. 1, All Saints DayVaults of old St Louis Cemetery No. 1, All Saints Day postcard, date unknown (public domain)


Have you made your plans for All Saints Day on November 1?

Here are the activities that we have planned for All Saints Day on Sunday, November 1st:

Information tables will be staffed at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 from from 10 am to 1 pm. We will also be selling Save Our Cemeteries merchandise with all proceeds going directly to our preservation and restoration efforts in New Orleans’ historic cemeteries.

All Saints Day Archdiocese Schedule 2015

Decorating the Tombs from Harper’s Weekly, 1885“Decorating the Tombs” from Harper’s Weekly, 1885 (public domain)


Archdiocese of New Orleans All Saints Day Mass and Blessings of the Graves – November 1, 2015.
The Archdiocese of New Orleans will be performing a special Mass and Blessings of the Graves in honor of the holiday.

All Saints Day Mass with Archbishop Gregory Aymond: 9 am at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church 3368 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, followed by the blessing of graves at St. Louis Cemetery #3.

Blessing of the Graves
St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, 3421 Esplanade Ave. – immediately following 9 am Mass
St. Vincent Cemeteries, 1950 Soniat St., New Orleans at 12:30 pm
St. Joseph Cemeteries, 2220 Washington Ave., New Orleans at 1:00 pm
St. Patrick Cemeteries, 143 City Park Ave., New Orleans at 2 pm
St. Louis 1, 425 Basin St., New Orleans at 2 pm
St. Louis No 2, 300 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans at 2:15 pm
St. Roch Cemetery, 1725 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans at 3 pm

All cemeteries will be open free of charge to residents of Louisiana on All Saints Day.

For more information about New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries, visit

Save Our Cemeteries Honored As 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit!


Save Our Cemeteries is pleased to announce that it has been honored with a prestigious 2015 Top‐Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. The Top‐Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Save Our Cemeteries received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients.

While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Save Our Cemeteries was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, we’ll been added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide — an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Look for this near the holidays.

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About Save Our Cemeteries

Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in New Orleans, LA. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.

Read our great reviews and add your story!

Save Our Cemeteries Mentioned In Where New Orleans Magazine

Where New Orleans Magazine - October 2015 issue

Save Our Cemeteries has received several mentions in the current, October 2015, issue of Where New Orleans Magazine / Both online and in print.

“There are dozens of “cities of the dead” dotting the local landscape, but if you can visit only one, make it St. Louis No. 1 (home to legendary voodoo queen Marie Laveau) and make Save Our Cemeteries your tour company. The nonprofit group donates 90 percent of ticket sales to tomb restoration and preservation.”

Read more at the links below…

“Things to Do in New Orleans: A Walk on the Creepy Side”

“Frightfully Fun Halloween Happenings in New Orleans”

Full Online version of printed magazine (See page 17, October 2015 issue):