The practice of above-ground burial dates back to the interment of Jesus in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb. The Catholic Cemeteries Association provides various options for above-ground interment in a setting that allows you and your loved ones to be remembered for years to come.

Community Mausoleums

If you're considering above-ground burial, community mausoleums provide a great option that’s accessible to everyone. With a variety of mausoleums to choose from, you can find the one that best fits your personal preferences. These mausoleums offer a range of options for both interior and exterior entombment. You can choose from single crypts that hold one casket or companion crypts that can hold two caskets. The companion crypts come in three different layouts: side-by-side, tandem, and couch. It's important to note that burial vaults are not required.

Holy Angels Masuoleum at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon
Four Evangelists Mausoleum at All Saints Cemetery, Northfield
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mausoleum at Calvary, Lorain
St. John Paul II Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland
Holy Family Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron
St. Joseph Mausoleum at St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon
St. Jude Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland


Sarcophagi have been used for centuries as a timeless burial option. These intricately carved granite structure provide above-ground burial and serve as a dignified and unique memorial that stands the test of time. They offer full-body interment for one or two individuals.

Sarcophagi at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon

Family Mausoleums

If you desire a more personal and private resting place, you may consider family estate mausoleums. These structures can be tailored to your liking and provide a secluded space for your family members to visit, reflect, or pray. They can be decorated with urns, vases, religious icons, and other embellishments that reflect your family's preferences.

Holy Cross Cemetery St. Jude Mausoleum

Burial Types

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Full-Body Burial

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Columbariums & Niches

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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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