Where remembrance begins

Gather in sacred dignity

The call to comfort those who mourn is at the heart of our mission at The Catholic Cemeteries—but we are so much more than that. We are an organization built around the fundamental truth that death is not just an end but a beginning.

Memorial Day 2021

May 6, 2021: In light of the Governor’s announcement of upcoming lessening of restrictions, our plans for Memorial Day weekend remain the same. Offices will not be open, nor will there be the special services. However, we look forward to opening our doors to the public soon. Thank you for your understanding.

Memorial Day is the day that’s set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and our freedom, as well as our loved ones who have died this past year. With the ongoing pandemic, The Catholic Cemeteries offices will be closed Memorial Day weekend and Mass will not be celebrated outdoors. The grounds will be open daily from dawn to dusk, and prayers you can use for Memorial Day can be found by clicking on the button below. We look forward to celebrating this holiday with you in 2022!

People are expected to bring their own decorations and allowable containers when visiting the cemetery.  Instead of throwing out the green metal flower containers in preparation of mowing, we make them available to guests in the bin across from section 19. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Once they are gone, we do not restock the bin until we again prep for mowing when they are removed from graves.

Due to an aging infrastructure, the water will be shut off in our cemeteries until further notice, so the faucets won’t be available. You will see large barrels of water that you may use for your flowers.  We apologize for any inconvenience!

COVID-19 UPDATE

Click here for information on FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Let us guide you

To honor and memorialize a loved one is to start a new journey. For those grieving, it’s how healing begins. The many ways in which remembrance and perpetual care may be facilitated can be overwhelming, and that’s where we come in. Whether you’re in need of immediate services, or proactively planning ahead, we are here to guide you with the care, expertise, and Christian compassion for which we are so well known.

Five Beautiful Locations

Our cemeteries are as much for the living as for those who have passed. The exquisite, peaceful beauty of our five cemetery properties reflect the depth of our Catholic mission to celebrate the lives of those lost while serving those who grieve. Our serene, lush grounds are expertly designed to foster closure, healing and renewal, all in a setting that is meticulously maintained, indefinitely, to the highest standards.

Mendota Heights

Resurrection Cemetery

New Hope

Gethsemane Cemetery

St. Paul

Calvary Cemetery

NE Minneapolis

St. Anthony’s Cemetery

Minneapolis

St. Mary’s Cemetery

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What is Catholic Burial?

A Catholic burial is series of rites used by all Catholic parishes to commemorate the life and death of a member of the community. They include the Vigil (the wake), the Funeral Mass and the Rite of Committal (the burial). These celebrate the life of the deceased and offer comfort to their loved ones and there are variations of these rites depending on circumstances. Your parish staff can help you plan a funeral just as The Catholic Cemeteries is here to help guide you through the burial process.