Why a Catholic Cemetery

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Many people wonder what makes a Catholic cemetery different from any other cemetery. In short, Catholic cemetery grounds are consecrated. These sacred grounds are an extension of the Catholic Church. They ensure that those who are together in life are kept together in death.

Catholic cemeteries are reverent and prayerful places. They are adorned with special Christian symbols, monuments, and structures that make visitation a holy and serene experience. Choosing to be buried in a Catholic cemetery is a way of remaining surrounded by the faith and members of the Church even in death. Just like the other sacraments we receive throughout our life, such as baptism, first communion, and marriage, God is calling to be present with us at the completion of our life’s journey.

Most importantly, Catholic cemeteries are reminders of the promise of the resurrection. We hear about this promise in the Gospel of John:

“I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me will never die.” – John 11:25-26

As Catholics, we know that death is not the final destination. Instead, death is a transition to an even greater awakening that can only be realized in the presence of God.

Why the CCA


The CCA has been serving Catholic families throughout the Diocese of Cleveland since the mid-1800s.


Our consecrated grounds ensure that loved ones are buried in accordance with the Catholic church.


Our caring staff will help you and your family with support and guidance as you find a place to cherish memories for generations to come.

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The Catholic Cemeteries Association is committed to ministering and assisting families before, during and after the death of a loved one.


We are proud to be part of the Diocese of Cleveland and aim to make connections within the Catholic community and beyond.


The CCA is dedicated to constant improvement and enhancement while staying up to date with the latest technologies.

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