• Why You Should Plan Ahead When It Comes to Your Funeral

    Being the guest of honor is usually a joyous occasion, however, that isn’t the case at your own funeral. While some people never make their wishes known, others pre-plan their funeral or memorial service and make their preferences known to their loved ones.

    Not only will this option allow you to be remembered the way you prefer, it can also make it easier on your family in their time of grief. Planning a funeral can be quite stressful, especially if your loved ones don’t know what you would have wanted. There are plenty of choices to be made, from whether to be buried or cremated to having an open or closed casket if you choose to be preserved.

    Some people are of the mindset of “I don’t care what happens to me after I’m dead”. While this may be true, leaving the burden on your family can make a difficult time even more stressful. You may think your family knows you well enough to know what you would want, but if you don’t make those preferences known, preferably in writing, they may not be carried out.

    You can also opt to pay some or all of your funeral costs ahead of time, easing the financial burden on your loved ones. Don’t be afraid to have an end of life discussion with your loved ones if you learn you are ill, or even if not.

    For a Catholic funeral, you should also consider which passages of scripture you would like read at your service as well as what music you would like to be played. Knowing all of your choices ahead of time can help make your preferences known so your family and friends can celebrate your life once you have moved on. Contact Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society today for more information.

  • Learn More About CCCS and the Cemeteries We Operate

    Since 1843, the Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society has been helping families plan their final arrangements and commit loved ones to the peace of our Lord. Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society is not the only thing that CCCS stands for; we are committed to Care, Concern, Cooperation, and Service.

    We currently operate four cemeteries: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, St. John Cemetery, and Baltimore Pike Cemetery.

    • St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery – First consecrated by German Catholics in 1843, this historic cemetery is located at West 8th Street and Seton Avenue in Prince Hill. We serve Catholics from all nationalities at this 128-acre facility with burial plots available. In 1998 the St. Joseph chapel and mausoleum were completed with about 4,000 crypt spaces. Columbaria were developed for above ground cremation burial in 2013.

    • St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Centrally located in St. Bernard, St. Mary Catholic Cemetery dates all the way back to 1873. With that history in mind, we continue to open new sections including the new mausoleum the Christ Our Savior Chapel. Statues formerly located at Our Lady of Angels High School and former churches St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Patrick are located in the mausoleum.

    • St. John Catholic Cemetery – Established in 1849, St. John Catholic Cemetery is now home to less than two dozen burials each year. The grounds are meticulously maintained and this location remains beautiful and peaceful.

    • Baltimore Pike Cemetery – Situated on 100 acres atop one of Western Cincinnati’s highest hills, the Baltimore Pike Cemetery is a peaceful final resting place and provides a beautiful view of the Clifton area. Sometimes home to deer and wild turkeys as well as flowering trees, this location offers panoramic views and will put your mind at ease.

    To learn more about Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society, contact us today.