"Serving Boston’s Families Since 1851"

History

From its humble beginnings on May 24, 1851, when 215 original members incorporated the Catholic Cemetery Society in Dorchester, the Association is still performing the task it was mandated to do – provide a final resting place for our departed and beloved dead. Started in one small Cemetery in Dorchester, the Association now maintains four non-sectarian cemeteries in Boston.

We are a member of The Massachusetts and The New England Cemetery Associations

 

COVID 19 UPDATE

Effective as of Tuesday March 17, 2020 and until further notice:

 

It is essential that this information is shared and communicated so there is no confusion or misunderstanding when visiting our cemeteries or upon arrival to one of our cemeteries for a funeral service.  Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know that The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association is taking precautions to limit exposure to the coronavirus. These steps are being implemented in the best interests of the families we serve, our visitors and our staff and to comply with directives from Federal, State and Local Authorities.

 Please check our website or Facebook pages for future updates.

 

Please Note:

We are still operating our 2 cemetery offices, Mt. Benedict and Mt. Calvary on their regular schedules but we will be limiting access to visit those facilities.

The cemetery grounds will be open for visitation during normal hours 7 days a week.

Mount Benedict gates: 7:30am to 7:00pm

Mount Calvary – New Calvary gates: 7:30am to 6:30pm

St. Mary’s will be closed and may be visited with 48 hours notice.

Funeral services will still be scheduled as in the past with some limitations.

 

 Rather than calling our offices please utilize our website for grave location lookups and maps as office access will be limited.

 Website address:   www.BostonCemetery.org

Email address: info@bcca.comcastbiz.net

Grave lookup link:  https://search.bostoncemetery.com/

Maps:    http://www.bostoncemetery.com/maps/

 

Mount Benedict Cemetery

  • The Mount Benedict Office, including the restrooms, will be closed to the public.
  • Appointments may be made for urgent matters by calling 617-323-8389 and scheduling an appointment weekdays between 9:00am and 3:00pm
  • The Mount Benedict phone number will be in service for families and funeral directors to schedule services during normal office hours.

Mount Calvary and New Calvary Cemeteries

  • The Mt. Calvary/ New Calvary Office, including the restrooms, will be closed to the public.
  • Appointments may be made for urgent matters by calling 617-325-6830 and scheduling an appointment weekdays between 9:00am and 3:00pm
  • The Mt. Calvary/ New Calvary Office phone number will be in service for families and funeral directors to schedule services during normal office hours.
  • We will not be accepting payments in cash for services and time payments until further notice. Personal checks, bank checks and money orders made payable to “The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association” will be accepted. Credit cards will also be accepted for grave sales and funeral services but not time payments.

 Funeral Protocols:

 All funeral processions will be greeted at the main entrance of the cemetery where the service is scheduled.

  • A cemetery staff member will be there to greet you, collect paperwork and coordinate the process.  If assistance is needed at the graveside our staff will remain in the area should there be a need of their service
  • We are requesting that funeral homes limit graveside service attendees to 10 persons as requested by Governor Baker’s emergency order of limiting large public gatherings.
  • We request that the service attendees maintain a 10 foot distance from the grave while our staff prepares the graveside for the service in order to avoid personal proximity that may aide in the transmission of this disease to our staff.
  • We want to make the graveside service as normal as possible. We thank you for your help in advance.
  • When our staff has completed their work families will be able to visit the grave as normal.

As health officials have indicated, one way to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus is through limiting public gatherings. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. This will not only speed your recovery but prevent spreading the illness and protect those in high-risk groups.

 If you are experiencing a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, we encourage you to not attend funeral services or to visit our cemeteries.

Please know that we are here to work with our families and funeral directors to make the process as normal as possible. Our sympathies are with those that have not only lost a loved one but must endure the demands placed on us all by the current health crisis.

News & Events

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Mount Benedict Cemetery Grave prices start at $2,000

New Calvary Cemetery Grave prices start at $1,200

 

Package Pricing Available at Mt. Benedict and New Calvary Cemeteries.

 

Package Prices include: Grave purchase, First Opening and Liner.

(Weekdays only – At Need services only – No Financing)

 

Mt. Benedict Package Price – $4,200

(Section 14 Only – Burial for 2 – Upright Monument)

 

 

New Calvary – Package Price $3,800

(Section 25 Only – Burial for 2 – Upright Monument)

 

 

New Calvary – Package Price $3,100

(Section 22 Only – Burial for 1 – Flat Marker)

 

Indigent Burial Space Available

at Mt. Benedict Cemetery

(Proper documentation required)

Contact & Directions

Mount Calvary

Main Office

(Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm)

366 Cummins Highway
Roslindale, Massachusetts 02131
Phone: 617-325-6830
Fax: 617-325-0883

New Calvary Cemetery 617-296-2339
Mount Benedict Cemetery 617-323-8389