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.

Christmas Fundraiser

for Open Door Pantry

This year, The Catholic Cemeteries is proud to team with Open Door Pantry in fundraising for those affected by food insecurity in Dakota County. With each $25 donation or more 1 ornament will be added to the Christmas trees at both Resurrection and Gethsemane cemeteries. If you donate in memory of someone, their name will be posted on our website and on the signs beside each tree. Let’s see how many ornaments we can get on the trees this year! To donate, stop in the offices at Gethsemane or Resurrection during office hours or click the button below to donate online! 

15 Donors

In Memory of 19 Individuals

(Click Here to View all of the Names)


A Remembrance of Loved Ones

Who Were Laid to Rest in 2023

In this presentation video, we remember and honor those who were laid to rest between November 2, 2022 and October 31, 2023 in our five cemeteries: Calvary, Gethsemane, Resurrection, St. Anthony’s, and St. Mary’s.

We wish you peace, healing and comfort, especially during this holiday season.

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 previous Executive Director, Joan Gecik, examines how green burial can be a wonderful option when considering your lasting imprint on this earth.


Cemetery Updates

1. All of our offices will be closed Monday, December 25th and Monday, January 1st. While our offices are closed, you are welcome to visit the cemetery anytime between dawn and dusk,

2. Obituary Scam Warning: TCC has become aware of a nationwide scam. READ MORE.

3. Christmas Wreaths continue to be available for purchase. 

4. On Monday, November 6th, the barn at Calvary Cemetery was taken down. 

5. Repair of the collapsed wall at St. Mary’s Cemetery began on October 30th. 

Click HERE for all Cemetery Updates

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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