Bringing Them Home 2021

This year we will once again be offering a program entitled “Bringing Them Home” for anyone who had cremated remains at home and wants to have them interred in a communal crypt in the Chapel Mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery.

For $200 families will have a secure, permanent resting place for their loved one’s cremated human remains.  They will have a place that provides peace of mind for the family knowing that their loved one will be perpetually cared for affirming the fact that the individual’s life was of value. The interment will be recorded and the name of the deceased will be displayed in a Book of Remembrance in the Chapel Mausoleum.

Requirements for this program are:

  • The death should have occurred prior to 2016 or was caused more recently by COVID 19
  • Completion of our authorization form that includes:
    • Full name of the deceased and date of death
    • Legal next of kin authorizing the burial
  • A copy of the cremation certificate will need to be provided
  • Meeting with a Family Service Advisor and payment of a $200 fee

Once the remains are interred in the communal crypt, they cannot be disinterred. Individuals will need to make an appointment with a Family Service Advisor by October 26. On the Feast of All Souls, November 2, Archbishop Bernard Hebda will lead a committal service in the Chapel. (Scroll down for last year’s event).

Our mission is to honor, respect, and bury the dead. The deceased need not be Catholic to be interred here. We will care for them, forever. Every person is a child of God and deserves a resting place and to be remembered. Please call 651-228-9991 to set up an appointment.  For further information, call Sister Fran Donnelly, 651-255-0537.

Pre-Planning Seminars: Sept. 16 – 18, 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended!

Dates & Times:

Thursday, Sept. 16 at 10am and 1pm                                                                                      Friday, Sept. 17 at 1pm                                                                                                Saturday, Sept. 18 at 10am

Memorial Day 2021

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!

The Catholic Cemeteries will not be selling flower bouquets or arrangements this year.

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!

Mass of Remembrance 2020

This past year saw many difficulties, particularly in light of COVID-19, and for that reason The Catholic Cemeteries has had to cancel this year’s Mass of Remembrance We still remember and honor the people who have passed away this year by recalling their names here. We wish you peace, healing and comfort, particularly during this holiday season.

Bringing Them Home 2020

Back in 2020 The Catholic Cemeteries welcomed burials from those who have been cremated but who had not been interred for a one-day event. 

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those whose spirit is crushed”

(Psalm 34:19)