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The Catholic Cemeteries is proud to be featured locally and nationally in a number of fine publications. 

Stolen moments: Twin Cities women share the pains of miscarriage

Stolen moments: Twin Cities women share the pains of miscarriage

January 2, 2021

This was it, the only moment Sherryse Crow would get with her daughter. She knew she had to spend it right. Julia fit in the palms of her hands, fully formed with fingers and toes and folds in her ears.

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More Catholics choose ‘green burial’

More Catholics choose ‘green burial’

April 21, 2020

“It’s not just a national trend, but among Catholics the idea is resonating a lot,” says Sister Mary Frances Donnelly,  Director of Life Transitions Ministries for The Catholic Cemeteries in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. “We want to be a part of God’s creation. 

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Eight tips for pre-planning your funeral

Eight tips for pre-planning your funeral

October 22, 2019

You don’t have to tell Joan Gecik that weddings are huge affairs. Getting ready for the big day can take a year or more, she said. She wishes, though, that everyone would spend more time preparing for a day that’s just as monumental: the day they meet God.

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Joan Gecik is ready to lead The Catholic Cemeteries

Joan Gecik is ready to lead The Catholic Cemeteries

October 21, 2019

Joan Gecik has been preparing all of her life to lead Catholic Cemeteries, the first woman to serve in this position.

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Among the first in the state to offer “green” burials

Among the first in the state to offer “green” burials

July 20, 2019

‘Everything is biodegradable, including you.’ A Catholic cemetery in Mendota Heights offers green burial, free of chemicals and concrete.

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Natural burial to begin at Resurrection Cemetery

Natural burial to begin at Resurrection Cemetery

May 16, 2019

Phyllis Strong, who worked in pollution control for the state of Minnesota, looks forward to The Catholic Cemeteries starting natural burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.
“It incorporates the Catholic faith view that you bury the remains in blessed ground,” said Strong, 71, a member of St. Louis King of France in St. Paul.

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Cemeteries in our lives — and at the end of our lives

Cemeteries in our lives — and at the end of our lives

May 16, 2019

Archbishop Bernard Hebda first learned to ride a bike in a Catholic cemetery. This was the beginning of his special relationship with these holy places.  

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Catholic Cemeteries to offer ‘natural burial’ option

Catholic Cemeteries to offer ‘natural burial’ option

May 21, 2018

After his funeral Mass, Schweigert, 67, wants to be placed directly in the ground, wrapped only in cloth, with little of the funeral trappings many people have come to expect. And The Catholic Cemeteries plans to be ready to accommodate him

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