Holy Sepulchre & Ascension Garden Cemeteries are the largest Catholic cemeteries in the region and exist to fulfill family traditions, celebrate the lives of loved ones and strengthen the Rochester faith community.
For 150 years, our mission has been to “assist the Church in fulfilling its ministry to bury the deceased of the faith community in consecrated ground. (Our) Cemeteries serve as a sacred and peaceful site of beauty where family and friends can gather in prayer and remembrance.
Each year, approximately 1500 interments take place in beautifully landscaped cremation gardens, mausoleums, in-ground sections and columbaria at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Lake Avenue. Ascension Garden, a Holy Sepulchre Cemetery is located on Pinnacle Road near Mendon Ponds Park, provides the same beauty and excellent care as the Lake Avenue location while offering new family traditions and remembrances with cremation garden, in-ground sections, mausoleum and columbaria.
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery & Ascension Garden also offer green, or “natural” burial, sections to meet the growing needs of the community.