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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.

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Compassionate Assistance Fund

The mission of The Catholic Cemeteries is to bury the dead, fulfilling one of the Corporal Works of Mercy.  During this month of All Souls, we invite you to consider a donation to the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Compassionate Assistance Fund.  We honor Archbishop Flynn’s pastoral concern for human life with this opportunity to provide financial assistance where it is needed for burial services.

Christmas Fundraiser for

Open Door Pantry

The Catholic Cemeteries in Mendota Heights is proud to team with Open Door Pantry in fundraising for those affected by food insecurity in Dakota County. A Christmas ornament will be added to the Christmas tree at TCC’s corporate office at Resurrection Cemetery for each $20 donation.

Mass of Remembrance

Please note that December’s Mass of Remembrance has been cancelled at both Resurrection and Gethsemane cemeteries due to ongoing Covid and flu concerns. We hope to resume the Mass again next year.

Bringing Them Home

This year The Catholic Cemeteries offered a one-time opportunity for anyone in the Twin Cities who had cremated remains at home to permanently place them in a communal crypt at either Resurrection or Gethsemane Cemetery. A committal service was held at each cemetery on Tuesday, November 1st. The committal service at Resurrection Cemetery was led by Archbishop Hebda in the Chapel Mausoleum and was recorded. Click on the button below to access the video of this service.

Green Burial: Being a Friend of the Earth

If you are considering pre-planning for your own burial, you may be wondering how you can continue to care for the environment in this life and the next. This article by our Executive Director, Joan Gecik, examines how green burial can be a wonderful option when considering your lasting imprint on this earth.


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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

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St. Paul

Calvary Cemetery

NE Minneapolis

St. Anthony’s Cemetery


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.

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