The long-range forecast for Labor Day morning at Calvary Cemetery is “a few clouds early then sunshine,” according to online weather services.

With the chance of rain at only 20 percent, the annual Labor Day Mass has the promise of being dry and relatively warm.

“The Labor Day Mass could be a great end to what’s been a great summer,” said Terry Miller, Calvary Caretaker.

Father Mariano Varela, IVE Pastor of Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Rector

Fr Mariano Varela, IVE

Fr Mariano Varela, IVE

of the Blessed Jose Sanchez Del Rio High School Seminary, will celebrate the Labor Day Mass on Monday, September 7th, at 9 a.m.

Warm weather Masses are usually conducted just within the doorway of the Calvary Chapel with attendees sitting on the lawn outside the chapel entrance. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.


Local priests celebrate Mass at Calvary four times a year — Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and All Soul’s Day.

These special celebrations are usually perfect opportunities to attend Mass in a beautiful, outdoor setting and visit the final resting place of departed family members on the same day.

Last year’s Labor Day Mass was a bit overcast and threatening, but virtually dry. About 100 people were in attendance.