Full Body Burial

Gethsemane at Holy Cross Cleveland

A Traditional Burial

Full body burials, also known as “casket burials,” are the most traditional form of burial. They involve interring the deceased person’s entire body in the ground or in an above-ground structure. This method has been practiced for centuries and holds religious significance for the Catholic community. This burial option provides a physical resting place for loved ones and allows for traditional funeral rituals and mourning practices. There are several in-ground and above-ground options available to you.

Traditional Burial Options


The Catholic Cemeteries Association offers several options for grave sections for those who wish to have an in ground burial.

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Above Ground Options

Discover convenient and traditional option for those who prefer above ground interment with other members of our Catholic family.

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Holy Cross Cemetery St. Jude Mausoleum

Burial Types

View the different places of burial for you and your loved ones.

St. Francis Statue at the Natural Burial Section
Natural Burial

The intention of a natural interment is for the human remains to be buried directly into the surrounding soil and decompose naturally.

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St. Joseph Mary Columbarium
Columbariums & Niches

We offers single or companion niches in a variety of settings that allow you and loved ones to be memorialized for years to come

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Custom Cross Shaped Monument

A variety of memorialization options are available to you, should you choose either in-ground burial of full-body or cremated remains.

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Statue of Mary
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