About Us

Apple-4 Operated by the Archdiocese of Toronto, each Catholic Cemetery is a visible sign of our belief in the resurrection. Catholic Cemeteries offer a comforting atmosphere in which our Catholic Faith is celebrated and love for family and friends is remembered. A selection of burial services is available including ground burial, mausoleum crypt entombment, cremation as well as monuments and markers.

Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed

Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed will be held on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the following cemeteries:

Assumption, Holy Cross, Christ the King, Mount Hope, Queen of Heaven, Resurrection and St. Mary’s Barrie.

In the event of rain, Mass will be held indoors at Assumption, Holy Cross, Christ the King and Resurrection. Mount Hope to St. Monica’s parish and St. Mary’s Cemetery to St. Mary’s parish.

Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto announces name change and expansion of its Ministry to include Funeral Services

Effective immediately, Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto will be operating under the new name Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services – Archdiocese of Toronto. This name change has been made to reflect the news that we will now be expanding our bereavement ministry to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Toronto to include funeral services.

“I am very pleased to announce that Catholic Cemeteries is currently constructing its first funeral home at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Thornhill. This unique facility, scheduled to be operational by September 2014, will be providing a cemetery/funeral home “Combination” with a full range of bereavement products and services at one location in a truly Catholic setting,” said Executive Director, Richard Hayes.

With the introduction of the funeral home, we will now be a full service provider for funeral, burial and cremation needs. We are dedicated to providing Catholic families with compassionate care consistent with the values of our faith. In addition to full visitation services, Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home will also have a chapel which will permit funeral masses. The funeral home and chapel will be blessed by His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins in September of this year.

Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services will continue to operate under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Now Hiring Staff for Funeral Home

Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto  is currently looking for a number of highly qualified funeral professionals to join our team as we prepare for the opening of the first Catholic Funeral Home in the Archdiocese of Toronto, located at Holy Cross Cemetery, in Thornhill. See Employment page for more details.

Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Join us for the Celebration of Mass on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 am. Mass will be held in St. Anthony’s Chapel on May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, 2014.

Come and Pray the Rosary

Join us to pray the Rosary, Saturday afternoons at 3:00 PM from May 3 to August 30,2014 at the following cemeteries: Assumption, Holy Cross, Christ the King, Queen of Heaven and Resurrection.

Free Estate Planning Seminars

We will provide information about our Catholic traditions around burial, cremation and funerals, how to protect your loved ones with a proper Will, Power of Attorney, and the cost savings of making an estate plan.

An estate planning kit will be provided at no cost. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday May 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM – Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby, Our Lady of the Assumption Mausoleum Chapel

Saturday June 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM – Christ the King Cemetery, Markham, Reception Centre

Presented by Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto and the Development Office of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Please RSVP by contacting us online or by phone at 416-733-8544.

Cemetery Gate Opening and Closing Times

The gates at Mount Hope Cemetery, Holy Cross Cemetery, Assumption Cemetery, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Resurrection Cemetery, Christ the King Cemetery and St. Mary’s Cemetery (Barrie) are open from 8:30am to 8:20 pm for visitation effective May 16, 2014.

Please note that the Bayview Avenue pedestrian gate at Mount Hope Cemetery is opened at 8:30am and closed at 4:30pm.



New DVD – When a Love One Dies, Finding your way through Loss

If you would like a copy of this new DVD, you can pick one up at the cemetery office or contact us.

The DVD is available at no-charge. Click here for details.