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.

Now Hiring: Field Worker in New Hope

There is a position opening for a full-time Field Worker at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.  Click here for a complete position description.  To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to:  ckeller@catholic-cemeteries.org

Decorations: Clean-up Reminder

As a reminder of our Decorations Policy, clean-up following Memorial Day takes place one week following the holiday and as the burial schedules and weather allows.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 651-228-9991. 

Now Hiring: Seasonal Workers

Seasonal help is needed for general lawn care throughout the growing season, from April 1 to October 1. No experience necessary, must be 18 years or older. For more information, please contact Jonquil Shipman, Director of Operations and Project Management, at 651-255-0525.

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.


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


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.