About Us

About Us

Our Ministry strives to meet the needs of individuals, families, and parishes during the loss of a loved one. We provide a Sacred and permanent place of rest by offering a physical and spiritual environment where families can visit their loved ones.

Why Choose a 
Catholic Cemetery

Since 1837 we have been serving the Chicagoland community. We proudly maintain and service 47 Cemeteries throughout Cook & Lake Counties.

Peace of Mind – Rest assured, your Cemetery purchase includes all future care and maintenance of your selection.

Tradition – Burial at one of our Cemeteries establishes a legacy for future generations and provides a permanent place of remembrance for your loved ones to visit and honor your memory for years to come.

Faith – As a ministry of the Church, a Catholic Cemetery is a reflection of our beliefs and time- honored traditions. Our Cemeteries serve as Sacred places for remembering and for religious celebration of life and death while our loved ones are laid to rest while they await the resurrection of the dead and the promise of eternal life.

Our History

The first Catholic cemeteries were churchyard cemeteries. These parishes were in existence before the Diocese of Chicago was formed in 1844. The oldest Catholic Cemetery in the Archdiocese is St. James, Sag Bridge in Lemont, IL, founded by the Irish immigrant laborers who had worked on the Illinois-Michigan Canal between 1830 and 1848. The other earliest parish cemeteries were St. Patrick in Lemont, Transfiguration in Wauconda, and St. James in Sauk Village. In these cemeteries, you will find monuments and markers with birth dates prior to the American Revolution. The first diocesan cemetery, Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, was consecrated in 1859. The newest diocesan cemetery, Good Shepherd in Orland Park, was consecrated in 2005.

For further information and history on individual Cemeteries, please visit our Locations page.

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