Just as our human body deserves to be treated with respect and dignity in life, so should it be treated in death. Burial of the deceased's body or ashes in a Catholic cemetery shows respect for what God has created. For the living, Catholic cemeteries provide familiar symbols of faith which can offer spiritual support in a time of bereavement. It is a place where family and friends can gather in prayer to support one another and to commend their loved ones to the mercy of our God.
As people of faith, our burial places have an important meaning for us, since they are sacred places. Each visit to the cemetery can be a reminder of the love, fellowship and faith we shared with those who have died. It is also a reminder of our own mortality and our firm belief in the Resurrection of the dead.
Decorations or artificial flowers may be placed at gravesites until June 15. (Please do not leave glass or small metal objects). On June 15th cemetery staff will remove all objects and decorations that are not in a cemetery basket with handles and legs. Shepherd hooks are not allowed unless they are directly adjacent to an upright monument. Please remove any valuable momentos before June 15. Cemetery baskets may remain until October 1st. We can not guarantee the return of any items left at the cemetery. Click Here for complete decoration regulations.
The cemetery gates remain open for visitors from dawn until dusk daily. The cemetery is located at 4820 Howard Gnesen Road in Duluth.