Parish Cemetery

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is blessed with the ministry of a Catholic Cemetery, located at NE 109th Street and NE Maitland Avenue.  

Catholic Cemeteries

The Catholic cemetery is the final resting place for the members of our Faith Community on our Journey to God. It is the gate of heaven. Burial in the consecrated ground of the Catholic cemetery allows you to share your faith values with future generations of your family. This legacy of faith is your gift to them. Catholic cemeteries are signs of hope that are places of prayer. They witness our faith in the Lord Jesus and the hope we share in his resurrection.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Cemetery was the original site of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church when it began in 1868.  The church moved to its current location on 119th Street in 1908.

Cremation

"The Church earnestly recommends that the pious custom of burying the bodies of the deceased be observed; nevertheless, the Church does not prohibit cremation unless it was chosen for reasons contrary to Christian doctrine" (canon 1176.3).

While the Church continues to hold a preference for corporeal burial, cremation has become part of Catholic practice in the United States and the around the world.

The cremated remains of a body should be treated with the same respect given to the human body from which they come. This includes the use of a worthy vessel to contain the ashes, the manner in which they are carried, and the care and attention to appropriate placement and transport, and the final disposition. The cremated remains should be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium. The practice of scattering cremated remains or keeping cremated remains on the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not the reverent disposition that the Church requires. (no. 417)

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Cemetery is pleased to have two columbaria available as an option for the final resting place of the faithfully departed who have been cremated.  The Pieta columbarium was possible through a generous bequest from the Estate of Adam and Margaret Fritz, long-time parishioners who assured their devotion to the faith community would continue past their time on this earth.

More Information

To view the parish cemetery, click here.  Click here to link to our cemetery website. Our cemetery offers a variety of committal options:  Click here for pricing guide.  To discuss purchasing of a burial right, click here.