Who We Are

We Help Families Plan Funeral Arrangements

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Serving Cincinnati Since 1843

Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society is committed to care, concern, cooperation, and service. Since 1843, our private, not-for-profit organization has dedicated itself to helping families throughout the Greater Cincinnati area plan their final arrangements and commit loved ones to the peace of our Lord.

Our organization is governed by a Board of Trustees, whose members are approved by the pastors of affiliated Catholic parishes. These trustees have taken steps to ensure enough burial space for future generations. They guarantee continued financial stability through the years.

As Catholic Cemeterians, we strive to ensure every Catholic in the Cincinnati area has the opportunity for burial in the consecrated grounds of a Catholic cemetery. Loved ones will never have to worry about the care and maintenance of the burial space, and committal services are conducted in a proper setting.

CCCS owns and operates St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery on West Eighth Street in Price Hill, St. Mary and St. John Catholic cemeteries in St. Bernard, and CCCS manages Baltimore Pike all-faith cemetery in Westwood. The gates of the cemeteries are open for visiting every day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. year-round.

Our Beginning

In March 1843, Archbishop Purcell of Cincinnati entrusted a group of German Catholics the duty of providing a proper Catholic burial for the German Catholic congregations of Cincinnati. Since our beginning, we've been blessed with grounds staff and office personnel dedicated to respecting all who enter our cemetery gates. We were once called the German Catholic Cemetery Society.

Our History

Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society began with 19.22 acres at West Eighth Street. More than 150 years later, our legacy of sacred trust continues. Since our beginning, the society's mission has been to preserve, protect, and provide a means for a proper Catholic burial and maintain our cemeteries for all Catholic congregations of the Greater Cincinnati area.