Catholic Cemeteries


A Catholic cemetery is a sacred place set aside by the Church for the burial of the faithful and reflects the Church’s teaching and traditions.

Our cemeteries bear silent witness to the final resurrection and symbolize our faith, which tells us that life, while changed, does go on; It is not ended.

The Catholic cemetery is an extension of the parish community where those who have worshiped together in life now rest together in peace, awaiting Christ’s return. Those buried there share a common belief in the sacredness of the body and the resurrection of the dead. Catholic cemeteries are on sacred and consecrated ground.

Cremation

The Catholic Church has said that cremation is OK, if it is done in accordance with Church teaching and the cremated remains are handled with respect and dignity. “The practice of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground, keeping cremated remains in the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not reverent disposition that the church requires.” (Order of Christian Funerals #417).

Catholic Cemeteries require that the remains are placed in a non-biodegradable container for burial, entombment or inurnment.

Pre-planning

We understand that this process can be difficult. But we believe that planning ahead is really the best gift you can give to your family and loved ones. By doing so you are giving yourself peace of mind, knowing that your wishes will be followed.

To start your cemetery pre-planning process please contact our offices located at either Holy Cross cemetery or Resurrection cemetery.

Holy Cross Cemetery

2000 Walker Ave.NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616-453-1636
Email

Holy Cross has 55 acres developed with burial locations available for purchase in the mausoleum, columbarium or graves.

Mt. Calvary Cemetery

1362 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616-453-1636
Email

Mt. Calvary has 11.5 acres developed with burial locations available for purchase in columbarium and gravesites.

Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery

1750 Preston Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616-453-1636
Email

Sts. Peter & Paul has 10 acres with graves available for purchase.

St. Andrew Cemetery

900 Madison SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Phone: 616-453-1636
Email

Entrance gate is on Prince Street and a key is needed for access.

Resurrection Cemetery

4100 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: 616-453-1636, option 2
Email

Resurrection Cemetery has 60 acres developed with burial locations available for purchase in the mausoleum, columbarium and graves.

Mission Statement

The Catholic cemeteries of the Diocese of Grand Rapids are called to bury our loved ones in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. We dedicate ourselves to the sacred religious function of the burial of our dead. We are committed to prayer and devotion for our deceased brothers and sisters. We proclaim through our words, work and example, the sacredness of the human body, belief in the resurrection of the body and everlasting life.

Catholic Burial Info and FAQs
FAQ on cremation
Rules and regulations

Contact Us

Connie Sacha, Managing Director
email: connies@grcathcem.org

Office Locations:
Holy Cross Cemetery
2000 Walker Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616-453-1636
Office hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Resurrection Cemetery
4100 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Phone: 616-453-1636, option 2
Office hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.