Published October 22, 2020
Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock is accepting donations to plant daffodil bulbs on the graves of loved ones. For a minimum donation of $10, the cemetery staff will plant a group of five daffodils on the grave you choose. Proceeds support the upkeep of the cemetery grounds.
Calvary Cemetery, which covers more than 30 acres, was donated to the Diocese of Little Rock in 1823. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Arkansas. Mausoleums were built on the grounds in 1987 and 1995. Many deceased priests who served the diocese are buried in the “priests’ circle,” which began in 1933.
There are several memorials on the grounds for the unborn and young children, including a monument dedicated for Project Rachel with the names of children their mothers lost through abortion. The annual All Souls Day Mass is celebrated at the outdoor altar.
To order daffodils, download and complete the order form at dolr.org. For more information, contact Tricia Gentry, office manager for Calvary Cemetery, at (501) 664-0340, ext 387.