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The Catholic Cemeteries is proud to be featured locally and nationally in a number of fine publications.
Slice of Life: Sacred Ground
June 18, 2021
Dave Kemp, Strategic Planning & Project Manager and his son Jay install a grave marker at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights May 26, as they work to prepare the grounds for an anticipated uptick in visitors Memorial Day weekend. “From when I first started in the field… I always wanted to provide… somebody a little moment of comfort and relief from their grief”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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