Father Edward Looney of St. Francis and St. Mary in Brussels has been actively researching the history behind a large number of unmarked graves at St. Joseph Cemetery. He has received help from local historians since posting an original list of his findings in March. Parishioners are gifting the cemetery with a statue of St. Joseph which was blessed last weekend. Looney is planning more than that though at the graveyard.
The Catholic Church celebrates the dead for the first eight days of November beginning with All Saints' Day following Halloween.