Toledo Diocesan Catholic Cemeteries
Thursday, November 2, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mass at St. Adalbert Church for Mt. Carmel Cemetery: 8 a.m.
Celebrant: Reverend Monte J. Hoyles - Chancellor Diocese of Toledo, Senior Director of Diocesan Pastoral Services
Music Ministry– Jim Burns
Mass at Calvary Cemetery: 12 Noon
Celebrant: Reverend Thomas J. Leyland - Senior Status
Music Ministry - Robert McMahon
Mass at Resurrection Cemetery - 12 Noon
Celebrant: Reverend Martin B. Nassr - Senior Status
Music Ministry - Eric Hite
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 4:30p.m.
Mt. Carmel Cemetery
No Office at Cemetery
Mon.-Fri. 8a.m.- 4:30p.m.
Resurrection Cemetery is Toledo's newest and largest Catholic Cemetery in terms of ground space. Sitting on over 235 acres, Resurrection is poised to serve Catholic families from Toledo and the surrounding area for the next 300 years.
Consecrated by Bishop James R. Hoffman in 1985, Resurrection has grown to become a truly full service facility. Aided by the recent $2.0MM capital improvements program, Resurrection Cemetery now stands as one of the more beautiful Catholic Cemeteries in Northwestern Ohio.
From the beautifully sculptured perimeter walls and entrance gates, to the thousands of plantings and a 2-acre lake, Resurrection is a perfect setting for reflection and meditation.
For those desiring a special place of resting, Resurrection Cemetery offers the special sections listed below.
- Resurrection Cemetery Unborn Children Section
- Veterans Section
- Infant Section
- Notre Dame Sisters Section
- Chapel Mausoleum
- Garden Mausoleum
- Mausoleum Niches
- Lawn Crypts
- Cremation Gardens
- Ursuline Sisters Section
- Priest's Section (Oblates)
Mount Carmel cemetery is the oldest Catholic cemetery in Toledo. It is located at the corner of Lagrange Street and Manhattan Boulevard and has proudly served the Catholic families of north and east Toledo for over 100 years. As families have spread throughout the city, many have retained their burial rights at Mount Carmel. Its strong ethnic heritage and scenic beauty make Mount Carmel a cemetery of choice for many current and former residents of Toledo.
Mount Carmel was originally known as St. Mary's and St. Frances de Sales' Cemetery. In the mid 1930's extensive revisions were done which included the addition of 30-40 acres of ground space and a beautiful new grotto. It was then renamed Mt. Carmel Cemetery and subsequently consecrated by Bishop Karl J. Alter on November 1, 1936. Today it proudly serves as one of Toledo's three Diocesan Cemeteries.
Calvary cemetery, the largest Catholic cemetery in Toledo in terms of interments, sits on 140 acres of beautiful rolling land in the very heart of Toledo.
Its central location makes it easily accessible from two major thoroughfares and it stands prominent among many other treasures of the Diocese of Toledo. Founded in 1886 as the burial place for the dead of all congregations of the city, the cemetery today has recorded over 106,000 interments, including the former Governor of the State of Ohio, Michael V. DiSalle.
Attributes include a beautiful Rotunda Mausoleum with 800 crypts and a chapel with a seating capacity for 200. Scattered throughout the rolling terrain are 16 personal/family mausoleums, 4 infant sections, 4 veterans sections, and a beautiful Veterans Memorial that was completed in 1999.
Following the 4 miles of winding roadway you will come upon religious sections for the Little Sisters of the Poor, Ursuline Sisters, Sisters of Notre Dame and deceased Bishops from the Diocese of Toledo.
From a memorialization standpoint, it is hard to miss the 28' family monument located in section 7, or the beautiful shrine in section 9, commemorating the many Priests and former Bishops buried nearby. Toledo Calvary Cemetery is truly a most fitting resting place for current or former Catholics from the Diocese of Toledo.
Regulations for Graves, Crypts and Niches
Please help us maintain the beauty of the burial plots and mausoleums on these sacred grounds by observing these cemetery regulations:
Flowers: Fresh Cut Flowers: Permitted year-round; recommended placement time is March 16 until November 15.
Artificial Flowers: Artificial flowers, silk flowers, potted plants, etc. are not permitted.
Plantings: Individual plantings of shrubs, trees, flowers, etc. on cemetery grounds is prohibited.
Christmas Decorations: Christmas decorations are permitted from December 1 until February 1.
Flags: Flags are permitted on burial sites three days before and three days after Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.
Others: Other decorations, such as glass containers, vases, balloons, candles, etc., are prohibited and subject to immediate removal and disposal from cemetery grounds by staff.
Pets: Pets are not permitted on cemetery grounds.
Cemetery is not responsible for articles or flowers left on burial sites.
For more information on regulations, please call:
- Resurrection at 419-531-5747
- Calvary at 419-536-3751
- Mt. Carmel at 419-531-5747 or 419-536-3751
Who actually owns the property at the cemetery?
The purchase of property at a Catholic cemetery of the Diocese of Toledo is not a real estate transaction, but rather a faithful agreement between a family and the Church. The family purchases the right of burial or entombment in the site. The Church retains ownership of the property and takes responsibility for respectfully maintaining the gravesite in perpetuity. As an additional help to families, the purchase price of property at one Catholic cemetery of the Archdiocese can be transferred later to property at any other major CCAW cemetery.
If my parents purchased six sites and they are buried in two of them, who is entitled to the remaining four sites?
Catholic Cemeteries follow the inheritance laws of each local jurisdiction. In general, all the children inherit the remaining burial sites of a family grave purchased by their parents, unless otherwise specified in a will. If one child has a need to use one of the sites, the other children must all sign an authorization, as well.
Can non-Catholics be buried in a Catholic cemetery?
Catholic cemeteries have been established by the Diocese of Toledo to serve the burial needs of the local Church. However, Catholic cemeteries are open as well to all of God’s children. The Church asks that family members abide by the regulations and traditions that make the cemetery a Catholic place of prayer, remembrance and faithful anticipation of the Resurrection of the Body of those who believe in Jesus Christ.
What can I do with cremated remains?
The Catholic Church requires that cremated remains be treated with the honor and respect due to every human body. Therefore, just as a full body is interred in a cemetery immediately following the Funeral Mass, the Church requires that this same reverent act take place for cremated remains as well. Most Catholic cemeteries of the Diocese of Toledo feature sections for the ground burial of cremated remains, as well as wall niches for entombment in a mausoleum.
Why can’t the cremated remains of more than one family member be put together in one burial space?
Most grave sites at a Catholic cemetery can be used for two burials, whether the family chooses cremation or full body interment. This policy ensures that each unique person receives enough physical space for the memorialization of each unique life.
What happened to my flowers?
Catholic cemeteries welcome the age-old tradition of bringing flowers to the gravesite of a loved one. In fact, this gesture helps contribute to the beauty of the cemetery. Unfortunately, sometimes flowers may be eaten by wildlife such as deer. Other times, they are removed by the cemetery staff when they begin to wilt and lose their beauty. Artificial flowers are welcome before and after the grass mowing season. During that time, however, the wires in the flower stems pose a safety hazard to the mowers, maintenance staff and cemetery visitors.
Why can’t I have any type of marker I want?
The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Toledo appreciates that memorialization is often the last practical arrangement of reverence and honor that a family can make on behalf of their loved one. Therefore, Catholic cemeteries offer a variety of options for memorialization. This balances the family’s longing for a unique expression of their loved one’s interests and devotions, as well as the Church’s insistence on the equal dignity and worth of each person buried in the cemetery.
Why must the casket be placed in an outer burial container?
The Catholic cemeteries of the Diocese require that all interred caskets and urns be placed in either a concrete liner or a vault. This practice helps keep the cemetery grounds as safe and attractive as possible while at the same time protecting the interred remains. By requiring an outer burial container, the casket or urn is less likely to be disturbed during burials of adjacent graves, and the gravesite is less likely to sink. The use of outer containers gives family members the peace of mind that comes from knowing their loved ones’ remains are undisturbed as they walk and pray on the grounds of a cemetery that is both safe and beautiful.
Why should I make pre-need arrangements for goods and services at the cemetery?
Families who come to make arrangements right after a death are grief-stricken and often numb over their loss. At the cemetery, there are a number of choices to make concerning location and memorialization. Small details can be overwhelming. Since there are also some significant economic factors to consider, family members can often differ on how to proceed. By planning ahead of need, however, families have some measure of peace knowing that arrangements are in place. The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Toledo encourage families in making these faithful acts of preparation.
What should I do if I have additional questions?
The managers of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Toledo would be happy to answer your questions. Contact a Family Services Counselor at 419-531-5747.