Cemetery Fees & Requirements

Administration and Interment Fees

Often referred to as "Opening and Closing" costs, these fees include: a graveside or chapel Committal Service, regulatory fees paid by the cemetery, staff time, office overhead and record filing fees.

 

Interments are Monday- Friday between the hours of 9:00am - 2:30pm (must conclude by 3pm)

Saturday Services are limited between the hours of 9:00am - 11:30am (must conclude by noon)

 

Administrative Fee (standard fee for all/any interments) - $450

Saturday Service Fee (only if interment is on a Saturday)- $525 

Interment fees by type:

  • Casket Ground Burial - $625

  • Casket Entombment (Crypt Burial) - $325

  • Cremation Ground Burial - $225

  • Cremation Niche Placement - $175

Memorialization Pricing

Memorialization options and pricing will vary with the type of property. Some general information is provided below. Your cemetery counselors are trained to help you select both standard and custom designs that are personalized and cost effective.

 

Graves

Flat, standard single markers (headstones) start at $900

and go up depending upon the color of granite selected

and the size of the headstone.

Flat, double markers are sized to cover two side by side

graves with prices starting at $1,800.

Prices include lettering, standard designs, and setting.

Custom artwork design is available for an additional fee.

 

Upright markers can only be placed on graves designated

as monument graves. Two side by side graves must be

owned in this designated section, to accommodate an

upright stone. Prices are quoted on an individual basis.

Other options include Half & Full Ledgers, granite

markers that cover half or the entire grave. Prices start

at $2,850 for Half Ledger and $3,900 for Full Ledgers.

For more information on granite markers please see the page our FAQ's on Decorations & Memorialization.

 

Outer Burial Container Requirements

Each in-ground interment has a unique outer burial container option and is required at both Mt. Calvary & Gethsemani Catholic Cemeteries.

 

Casket Ground Outer Burial Containers

Mt. Calvary & Gethsemani Catholic Cemeteries require caskets to be placed in an outer burial container to avoid the ground settling over time due to air space in caskets.

Concrete Grave Liners are the simplest outer burial containers and they meet our minimum requirements - $700.

Concrete Vaults are plastic-lined, reinforced concrete containers that help protect the casket from elements found in-ground.

Vault prices start at $1,175.

 

 

Funeral homes also sell outer burial containers and you can purchase them from any source as long as they meet our requirements. Please keep in mind that the cemeteries purchase vaults and liners in quantity from the manufacturers, and unlike some suppliers, we can set them in place with our own staff and equipment. This usually means a cost savings for our customers.

 

Outer burial containers are not required or used in either our St. Francis Green Burial Section or in our mausoleums.

 

Cremation Ground Burial Containers

Mt. Calvary & Gethsemani Catholic Cemeteries require that all cremated remains interred in the ground must be in a retrievable plastic or concrete outer burial container. There are two options for in ground cremation burials: cremation liners or urn vaults. If an urn made of metal, wood, glass or ceramic is chosen for interment, a plastic or concrete cremation liner designated by the manufacturer for ground burial will be required for that urn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urn vaults, a combination urn/outer burial container, can also be used since these are designed to be placed directly into the ground and are generally aesthetically pleasing and appropriate for a Funeral Mass. A Plastic Cremation Liner  (only available in white) costs $150, while urn-vaults range in price from $215 to $600. Below are the four different options we offer at our cemeteries, Urn Vaults are also available in different colors.

 

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Niche and Mausoleum Options

Depending upon the location in the cemeteries, memorialization for niches 

and crypts may be either a sandblasted inscription or a bronze name bar.

 

Prices for niche memorialization range from $450 to $550.

 

Prices for crypt memorialization start at $575.