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A loved one has died.

What do you do first?

Remember friends

and family.

We want to make

our wishes known.


We will all die one day. That is one of the few things we can be sure of. But will we die well? That is less certain. Dying well means dying for others, making our lives fruitful for those we leave behind. The big question, therefore, is not "What can I still do in the years I have left to live?" but "How can I prepare myself for my death so that my life can continue to bear fruit in the generations that will follow me?"

Jesus died well because through dying he sent his Spirit of Love to his friends, who with that Holy Spirit could live better lives. Can we also send the Spirit of Love to our friends when we leave them? Or are we too worried about what we can still do? Dying can become our greatest gift if we prepare ourselves to die well.

Text excerpts taken from Bread for the Journey, by Henri J.M. Nouwen , © 1997 HarperSanFrancisco. All Scripture from The Jerusalem Bible ©1966, 1967, and 1968 Darton, Longman & Todd and Doubleday & Co.

Cemeteries We Operate

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

Historic St. Joseph Cemetery at West 8th Street and Seton Avenue in Price Hill was consecrated in 1843 by German Catholics.

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St. Mary Catholic Cemetery

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, centrally located in St. Bernard, dates back to 1873 but continues to be successfully managed for future use.

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St. John Catholic Cemetery

Historic St. John Catholic Cemetery in St Bernard, established in 1849, now has less than two dozen burials a year.


Baltimore Pike Cemetery

The Baltimore Pike Cemetery is situated on approximately 100 acres and atop one of western Cincinnati's highest hills.


Catholic Burials

Over the centuries, a tradition has grown that it is the right, privilege and duty of every Catholic to seek burial in a Catholic cemetery. However, living in the midst of changing circumstances has resulted in changing perceptions in the minds of some regarding the relevance of the Catholic cemetery in the scheme of their lives.

While the Church has moved away from a legislative stance and no longer mandates that all Catholics be buried in Catholic cemeteries, the reasons for maintaining and using Catholic cemeteries are as powerful and compelling as ever. The usual and proper place for the burial of Catholics is still the Catholic cemetery in view of the values contained in the Church's burial tradition....

How We Can Help

A loved one has died

When a person departs this world, there are a lot of things that need to happen within a very short time.


Make our wishes known

Death is a part of life. It marks the end of our journey on earth and, for people of faith, the beginning of a new one.


Remember friends and family

Every family has a history. Multiple generations gather at birthdays and family reunions.


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