Welcome to the Catholic Cemeteries Association

The Catholic Cemeteries Association meets the needs of families, individuals, and parishes surrounding the death of a loved one.

In providing a consecrated place for burial, we treat the deceased and their families with dignity and respect, and offer a spiritual and physical environment that encourages frequent visitation - where faith is strengthened, hope is awakened, and remembrance is accomplished through perpetual care.

We represent a Church family that is unbroken by death. We celebrate the death, and resurrection of our Lord, which offer to us the promise of eternal life.

Families First

A Life Worth Remembering

Famous Funerals

Bishop Lennon

A Message From Bishop Lennon

Scripture tells us that when Sarah, the wife of Abraham, had died in the land of Canaan, her husband performed the customary mourning rites for her. Then he addressed the people in these words: "Although I am a resident alien among you, sell me from your holdings a piece of property for a burial ground, that I may bury my dead wife" (Genesis 23:4).

Andrej Lah

Letters From The Director

Our Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Cleveland stand as a reminder that we are recipients of God’s mercy. Loved in life, we are united in death. We honor the value God has placed in creating each of us and acknowledge the beauty of our differences.

Nancy Romaine

Bereavement Corner

CCA Bereavement Coordinator Nancy Romaine will lead several recitations of the Rosary this month. Please join her in the hope that this beautiful prayer will bring healing to all who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Holy Cross Cemetery

Explore Our Cemeteries

Winter Wreath

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Monument at All Souls Cemetery

Basilica Memorials

Winter Decorations Available

Posted September 26, 2016

Winter crosses and wreaths are now available from Catholic Cemeteries Association.

Download the flyer or shop from our online store.

More information is available on our Visitation page.

4th Annual Walk To Remember - Sunday, October 16, 2016

Posted August 4, 2016

The Walk to Remember event ensures bereaved families do not walk their journey alone by focusing on bereavement care and support for those touched by every type of loss.

This one mile walking Rosary will take place at the following cemeteries:

  • All Saints, Northfield | 480 W. Highland Road
  • All Souls, Chardon | 10366 Chardon Road
  • Holy Cross, Akron | 100 E Waterloo Road
  • Holy Cross, Brookpark | 14609 Brookpark Road
  • St. Joseph, Avon | 32789 Detroit Road

For more information please contact Nancy Romaine at (216) 905-2368 or nromaine@clecem.org or DOWNLOAD the flyer.

Notice Regarding Crypt/Niche Decorations

Posted April 8, 2015

The CCA has received formal complaints from Mausoleum and Columbarium owners regarding excessive decorations on surrounding fronts and common areas. Due to disproportionate decorations the CCA will adhere to the policy stated in our Rules and Regulations.

This Week's Events
Visitation Information
Find all the information you need when visiting our cemeteries. Details include visitation hours, decoration schedules, and the CCA Rules & Regulations to help make your visit to our cemeteries a positive one.

"A Final Gift" Presentations
Consider attending one of our "A Final Gift" presentations to learn more about pre-need planning. This workshop will give you the tools you need to make an informed decision.