The Archdiocese of Milwaukee operates eight cemeteries totaling
about 1,000 acres of burial space — God's Acres. Respectful
of the promise of the Resurrection, the landscaping is truly magnificent
and inspiring. The grounds are meticulously kept in all seasons.
We have placed evocative religious art and created special devotional features
and meditation areas. Our burial grounds have welcoming entrances
and speak with genuine, consoling beauty. An on-going beautification
program assures an environment of natural serenity.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries have provided
for in-ground burial services uninterrupted in the Milwaukee area
since 1857. In-ground interment remains a traditional choice for
the area's Christian faithful.
Grave Considerations —
An outer burial container or vault is required for all casket
burials; it is not included in the cost of the grave or burial
service fee. But, the burial service fee for a cremation includes a cremation vault.
Your Catholic Cemeteries are open every day from dawn to dusk for visits
The Catholic Cemeteries require adequate and dignified memorialization
for all burials. We can help you provide a granite or bronze memorial. Other special memorialization, such as permanent vases with floral
arrangements, granite etchings and photo ceramics, is available additional
Families are often keenly aware of other members already interred in a cemetery
and want burial space near them. We are as accommodating as possible.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries reserves
a portion of every grave sale, even beyond state requirements, in
a special endowment (perpetual) care fund to assure preservation
of these sacred burial grounds and maintain their continued
Flush Marker Grave
The memorial must remain level
with the ground. Decorations may be placed in a permanent in-ground
vase during spring, summer and fall. Winter decorations are
allowed on a cemetery tripod or similar stand. A marker may include more than one grave.
Raised Marker Grave Privileges The memorial can rise out of the ground. Raised marker
and monument privileges vary from section to section, cemetery to cemetery. Annual
or perennial plantings are allowed on three sides of the memorial, as well as permanent in-ground
Grave, Burial Fee and Memorial Packages
Packages are available that include two raise marker graves, a preinstalled
raised marker or monument along with burial service fees. Preinstalled perennials or other
plantings may be included. Other decoration privileges and options will vary.
We have eight different cemeteries each with many grave locations and options, you can inquire about grave interment or initiate a purchase of a grave by calling or visiting any of our cemeteries to talk with a Family Service Counselor. You can request more information here. However you approach us, we wish to make a full disclosure of all your options and their costs.