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November 6, 2016
Cemetery Sunday

The staff of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago invites you to a day of faith, visitation, gratitude and prayer honoring your loved ones.

The Church has always made the care of the grieving a priority in her ministry.

There is no greater comfort that we can give to a grieving person than to proclaim our hope in the resurrection of the dead. The pain, suffering and loss of a loved one can become a blessed moment when the Spirit works wonders in the hearts of those who believe... More

People who plan ahead for their own burial arrangements leave a gift of immeasurable value to their family and loved ones.

Interment in a grave remains the most widely used form of burial. The Catholic Cemeteries offer a wide range of interment options for both above ground entombment and traditional in-ground burial... More

There are now 44 Catholic Cemetery Locations in Cook and Lake Counties.

From Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville serving Northern Cook and Lake to Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood to the south, the Catholic Cemeteries are there to serve you. We have 14 locations with permanent offices that serve the needs of the Catholic faithful... More

Catholic Cemeteries offices and Consulting Program are staffed with trained and caring people.

Offices are open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cemetery Consultants are available evenings and weekends to accommodate your schedule. They are available to meet in home or at the cemetery of your choice... More

Cremation Services

Since 1963, cremation has been an acceptable option for those of the Catholic faith. Whenever possible, however, the church always prefers the interment or entombment of the body because it gives fuller expression to our Christian faith... More

Cremation Services
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich Reflects
Pastoral reflections on cremation, death and dying More…
Memorial Portraits
A Catholic Cemeteries Memorial Portrait will make your loved one’s memorial as unique as they were. More...
Memorial Portraits
Looking for the burial location of a family member or friend...
To serve the many families that visit the Catholic Cemeteries, we have installed self serve Kiosks in major cemetery offices in the Archdiocese. More…

Road Closing at Good Shepherd Cemetery