Resurrection Cemetery

Located in Mendota Heights, Resurrection Cemetery is a peaceful landscape of natural beauty filled with history, family memories and wildlife. 

Founded in 1940, it is the largest Catholic cemetery in the Archdiocese, encompassing several hundred acres of beautiful wooded property. During its 75-year history, more than 45,000 burials have taken place at Resurrection. Burial options at Resurrection include monument and non-monument graves, single depth lawn crypts, estate lots, private family mausoleums and sarcophagus plus a variety of cremation burial options.

In addition, Resurrection is home to two mausoleums — a 1,000-crypt facility built in 1980 and a Chapel Mausoleum, which opened in 2002. The Chapel Mausoleum is located on a scenic knoll overlooking the southernmost portion of the cemetery and offers 1,100 crypts and more than 900 cremation niches. The interior is a chapel environment conducive to prayer, reflection and liturgical events such as committal services, and other communal prayer services.

Just beyond the cemetery entrance is the Children’s Memorial and Healing Garden. Dedicated in 2000, the memorial is open to people of all faith backgrounds and serves as a place of prayer, remembrance and healing for parents and families who have suffered the loss of a pregnancy or death of an infant or child. The names of children who have died may be etched on the beautiful granite memorial wall, offering families the opportunity for permanent remembrance.

Historically important in the Archdiocese’s history, Resurrection is home to several sections of graves of priests, bishops and members of many of the area’s religious communities.

In June 2019, a 30-acre natural burial section was added. In 2020, this section was certified by the Green Burial Council. For more information visit our Natural Burial page.

Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Office Hours:

Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm

Monday (Memorial Day) 8am-2pm

Mass: Monday, May 27th at 10am

Fridley City Band Concert after Mass, 11:30am

The expansive, quiet beauty of Resurrection Cemetery gives space for reflection and remembrance of my loved one, where I’m surrounded by the serene beauty of God’s creation.

Joan Gecik, Previous Executive Director for The Catholic Cemeteries

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.




7 days a week, from dawn to dusk.

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4:30 pm.


2101 Lexington Ave. S.
Mendota Heights, MN  55120


From I- 94 in St. Paul, exit 35E South to Hwy 62 West (Old Highway 110 West) to Lexington Ave. (first stop light). Turn left (south). Resurrection is on your right.