Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who do I call if there is a death in my family?

Answer: You would contact a Funeral Home to make arrangements.


  1. What are my choices for burial?

Answer:  We offer the choice of traditional in ground interment, in ground interment for cremated remains or the purchase of a Niche in one of our two columbarium’s.


  1. How much will the cemetery fees be?

Answer:  There are many choices available. Each family’s wishes are different, based on those wishes fees can vary. The link below will detail the current fee schedule. Please feel free to contact us at 617-325-6830 for further information


  1. What is preplanning?

Answer:  Pre planning is when you purchase a grave and pay for the fees associated with the services requested at the time of need. Preplanning allows for peace of mind for your family at the time of need and it locks in the fees at the current rates until you need them.


  1. Do you offer payment plans?

Answer:  Yes we offer payment plans for the purchase of a grave. There is a 12 month no interest plan that requires an initial down payment of 10% and then there are 12 monthly payments based on the balance remaining after the down payment. When the grave is fully paid for we offer an option to prepay service fees that lock in the current fees until the time of need. Please feel free to contact us at 617-325-6830 for further information.


  1. What is Perpetual Care?

Answer:  Perpetual Care is the basic care and maintenance of grass cover. The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association hereby covenants to perpetually keep in good condition and preservation only the grass upon a Grave /Lot, to the extent of the income received from that portion of the sale price of the lot set-aside for this purpose in the Perpetual Care Fund.


  1. Who do I call to purchase a monument or to add a name to a monument?

 Answer:  You would contact a Monument Dealer.


  1.  Does the BCCA have a page on Facebook?

Answer:  Yes we do. There are 3 pages. We regularly post announcements on these pages. The links are below.


The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association.

Mt. Benedict Cemetery.

New Calvary Cemetery.


9.  How do I contact the cemetery?

Answer:  Please use the links below;

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Holiday Schedule – 2018


January 1 (Mon)                       New Year’s Observed                No Burials

February 19 (Mon)                  Presidents’ Day                          Burials

April 14 (Fri)                              Good Friday                              Burials – Half Day for Staff (Services must be in by11:00am)

April 16 (Mon)                         Patriots Day                               Burials

May 28 (Mon)                          Memorial Day                           No Burials

July 4 (Wed)                             Independence Day                   No Burials

September 3 (Mon)                 Labor Day                                  No Burials

October 8 (Mon)                      Columbus Day                          Burials

November 12 (Mon)                Veteran’s Day                            Burials

November 21 (Wed)                Thanksgiving Eve                     Burials – Half Day for Staff (Services must be in by 11:00am)

November 22 (Thurs)              Thanksgiving Day                    No Burials

December 24 (Mon)                 Christmas Eve Observed       Burials – Half Day for Staff (Services must be in by11:00am)

December 25 (Tues)                Christmas Day                          Closed – No Burials

December 31 (Mon)                 New Year’s Eve                         Burials – Half Day for Staff (Services must be in by11:00am)


Note: Overtime charges apply to all Holiday burials.

All Cemetery Offices are closed on the above Holidays EXCEPT Memorial Day.

Office hours: Main Office/Mt. Calvary/New Calvary hours are:

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm

                  Mt. Benedict hours are: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm