Easter Sunrise Mass will be celebrated  at 6:45am on April 17, 2022 at Historical Calvary Cemetery. The Most Reverend J. Terry Steib S.V.D. , Bishop Emeritus Diocese of Memphis, Celebrant. Rev. Msgr. John McArthur and Mrs. Msgr. Valentine Handwerker, Concelebrants. Please bring your own form of seating for the Sunrise Mass. (Chairs are not provided.) Click here for details 2022 Easter Sunrise.


Planning for Burial Needs

We encourage Catholic families to preplan and reduce the burden on loved ones.
Preplanning avoids the confusion and pressure that are often present when a death occurs in the family.
Today’s prices, at each of our Catholic Cemetery locations, are competitive and reasonable. An interest-free payment plan can be tailored to your special needs through preplanning.

Immediate Needs –When pre-planning could not be done, we suggest you:

1. Call your parish priest.

2. Call your funeral home of choice.

3. Call the cemetery of your choice.

We offer several options for burial and inurnment.

Above Ground Burial Options

This prestigious form of burial, once afforded to only the very wealthy, has become competitive with, if not less than, traditional in-ground burial. With a mausoleum costs can be reduced by eliminating a burial vault and a mo’nument or marker as the face plate serves as your memorial. Calvary Cemetery features crypts for full-body burial.

Below Ground Burial Options

Traditional in-ground burial lots are available in single graves, double graves, monument grave lot, or estate lots (24 graves).


We offer both services and products for cremation. If you would like guidance we can explain the Catholic Guidelines for Cremation based on Cannon 1176 and the History of Cremation.

Please contact our office and one of our family counselors will meet with you and help you make immediate arrangements for burial or entombment.

The counselor’s roll is to explain the options available and provide cost and other information related to your preferred option.


Director, Catholic Cemeteries  

Patrick J. Posey Sr., (901) 948-1529. pat.posey@cemeteries.cdom.org

Office Administrator                                                  

Cathy Pannell   cathy.pannell@cemeteries.cdom.org

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