Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery | Rochester, NY

In-Ground Burial Options

With approximately 450 combined acres of beautifully landscaped land, there are many options available for burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemeteries.

We have openings for burial in various garden and shrine sections, as well as special memorial sections for veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. We also have reserved sections dedicated for deceased members of the clergy from our community.

In-ground burial options are available for full casket and cremated remains, ensuring that loved ones can be buried together regardless of individual wishes. A variety of monuments are welcomed at in-ground burial sites, with different policies in place at different sections of the cemeteries.

Please contact us to learn more about in-ground burial options and the types of monuments permitted.

At Holy Sepulchre:
True to Bishop McQuaid’s vision of Holy Sepulchre as a garden cemetery, we have a wide variety of flowering shrubs, evergreens, trees, water features, meditation areas and stunning sculptures throughout the property. Families often add to the beauty of these sections by planting flowers in front of the burial markers of loved ones.

The garden sections
are notable because of their extensive natural displays and stone walkways. Manicured hedge lines surround many of these areas, and flowering trees, shrubs and evergreens ensure lovely scenery year round.

The shrine sections are designed with a large religious stone monument as the focal point. These areas pay homage to inspirational figures within the Catholic faith.

Trinity Natural Burial has a much smaller impact on the environment than traditional casket burial, and is intended to provide environmental and ecological benefits over time.

We have multiple veterans sections, where those who have heroically served our country are honored together. Our newest area is located along Lake Avenue and features a granite monument with large bronze emblems representing the five branches of the United States military—Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.

At Ascension Garden:
The pastoral beauty of the expansive grounds, enhanced by serene landscaping and magnificent sculptures and monuments, leaves a lasting impression on all who visit.

Traditional garden burials with upright or ground-level memorials and elegant outdoor columbaria for above-ground interment of cremated remains are surrounded by winding stone walkways, flowering trees, shrubs and evergreens.

Special memorial burial sections for military veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel showcase granite monuments and large bronze emblems that honor those who’ve served to protect and save.

St. Francis Meadow has a much smaller impact on the environment than traditional casket burial, and is intended to provide environmental and ecological benefits over time.

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery | Rochester, NY