Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Seattle Washington

Calvary Cemetery
Seattle, WA

Holyrood Cemetery
Shoreline, WA

Gethsemane Cemetery
Federal Way, WA

A Legacy of Faith

      The Catholic cemetery is the final resting place for the members of our Faith Community on our Journey to God. It is the gate of heaven. Burial in the consecrated ground of the Catholic cemetery allows you to share your faith values with future generations of your family. This legacy of faith is your gift to them. Catholic cemeteries are signs of hope that are places of prayer. They witness our faith in the Lord Jesus and the hope we share in his resurrection.

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Mass in English

March 1 – Holyrood
March 8 – Calvary
March 15 – Gethsemane

April 5 – Holyrood
April 12 – Calvary
April 26– Gethsmane

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Misa en Español

Marzo 1 – Gethsemane
Marzo 15 – Holyrood

Abril 5 – Gethsemane
Abril 26 – Holyrood

Calendario de todas las misas en español

Commemoration of Deceased Priests and Deacons

Please join the Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle, at the annual Commemoration of Deceased Priests and Permanent Deacons on Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Calvary Cemetery. Calvary is located at 5041-35th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105, 206-522-0996. Please click here for more information.



Annual Holiday Sock Drive

St. Katharine Drexel
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Saint Katharine Drexel was born in 1858 into a prominent Philadelphia family. In 1891 St. Katharine founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. She dedicated her life and her significant family fortune to provide assistance and education to African American and Native American people. At the time of her death in 1955 there were more than 500 sisters teaching in 63 schools throughout the country. St. Katharine was beatified by Pope John Paul II on November 20, 1988.

St. Katharine’s work and ministry extended across the United States including the Archdiocese of Seattle. With funds provided by St. Katharine, St. George’s Industrial School opened in 1888 in what is now south Federal Way. Among those served were children of the Puyallup and Nisqually Tribes. While the school closed in 1936, Gethsemane Cemetery opened on the site in 1975.

A life size statue of St. Katharine Drexel is in the process of being carved in granite. When completed, it will be prominently placed on the eastern end of the cemetery road next to the section of the cemetery that is named in her honor. The current target date for completion and placement of the statue is Memorial Day 2014.

Assumption of Mary Columbarium – Calvary Cemetery

Assumption of Mary Columbarium – Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, is pleased to announce the long anticipated addition of the Assumption of Mary columbarium in the mausoleum. Construction is anticipated to begin soon. This columbarium will provide opportunities for the placement of cremated remains in the Assumption mausoleum corridor. Each niche also includes an integral cremation urn. The columbarium will feature a beautiful artistic depiction of Mary’s assumption into heaven using a fused color glass process. Please click here to view an artist’s rendition.