Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1. Where is St. Mary Cemetery?

St. Mary Cemetery, 6509 Fruitridge Rd. Sacramento, 95820

Q2. When should I arrive at St. Mary Cemetery?

8:00 a.m. is best. The Procession will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m., so please arrive before that!

Q3. Where is East Lawn Cemetery? 

4300 Folsom Blvd Sacramento 95819

Q4.  When is Solemn Mass at East Lawn Cemetery? 

11:00 AM

Q5. How can we get back to St. Mary Cemetery after the procession? Is there a shuttle service?

Many participants will be shuttling with friends back to St. Mary Cemetery to pick up their cars. Another option is to arrange with family or friends to park cars at both St Mary Cemetery and the East Lawn Memorial Park. We also recommend Uber or Lyft  if you have access to a smart phone.



Leave East Lawn Cemetery from 46th Street exit; same location as procession originally entered.  

Walk right onto Folsom Blvd.  Go 2 blocks; turn right onto 48th Street.  Continue 48th Street (about 4 blocks) to Light Rail Station.

Take Gold Line train (Folsom).  Exit train University/65th Street station.

At University/65th St, board city bus # 81 (Florin Mall).  The bus leaves every 30-minutes.  

Exit bus at 65th St. & Fruitridge Rd.   You are there! St. Mary Cemetery is at the corner of 65th St. & Fruitridge Rd.

Q6. What do I need to bring for the Procession?

Walking shoes (it’s about 3.5 miles) and a Rosary. Also, if you have one, a portable AM radio; the Rosary will be broadcast on Immaculate Heart Radio (AM 1620). Water bottles will be provided at the start. Seating at the cemetery is limited to 1,500 for the Mass; you might want to bring carry-along folding chairs or maybe a small blanket.

Q7. What will be happening during the Procession?

Praying the Rosary and singing hymns. Music sheets will be provided.

Q8. How can I help?

There are considerable costs for police escort and other needs. If you would like to help, please send a check payable to St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish, 5461 – 44th Street, Sacramento, CA 95820. Please indicate it is for the “May Procession” fund. All donations are greatly appreciated!

If you would like to contribute your time or talents, please call Mike Solton at 916.732.2000 to discuss how you can help.

Refer CLERGY questions to Fr. Lyons at 916.445.5114.

Refer MEDIA questions to Mr. Mike Solton at 916.732.2000.

Q9. Any other ideas for transportation? 

Yes, we suggest considering organizing a bus with their parish for transportation to and from the event.

Q10. The Mass at East Lawn is the “Latin Mass”. How Can I find out more about this?

This is known as the “Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite”, which comes from the Roman Missal of 1962. For more information about this form of the liturgy please see the link below which goes to St. Stephen, The first Martyr parish where the liturgy is offered.

Link:  www.SacFssp.com