Saint John's Cemetery
In 1851 land for our cemetery was donated by early settler Abraham Lambert. Dedicated in 1855, Saint John's Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in Minnesota. It is located one block east of the church on Little Canada Road. Over one hundred members of pioneer families are buried in the oldest section near the entrance gate. The life-sized Crucifixion scene facing the gate provides the backdrop for the annual Memorial Day Mass in the cemetery.
A special section of the cemetery is dedicated to Saint John's Parish Infant Interment Ministry. Through this ministry we offer prayers and support to those experiencing a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. A graveside service and burial space is provided without charge for parents who are registered parishioners or have experienced an infant loss at nearby St. John's Hospital. A memorial Monument, funded by parishioner donations, can be seen in the middle of this section of the cemetery.
Lots are available for purchase by parishioners and their families. Prices and policies are listed below. The Cemetery Manager is available by appointment to assist with lot purchase issues.
The cemetery is open every day from 8:00 am until Sunset.
The Cemetery Committee meets on the second Thursday of the month, September through June, 4:00 - 5:30 pm to advise the pastor on cemetery operations, policies and procedures.
Mission and Ministry
Saint John's Cemetery assists individuals and families as they plan for burial; lays the earthly remains of loved ones to rest among those who have preceded them into eternal life; and provides a peaceful, reverent setting to remember those who have died.
For more information regarding our cemetery, please contact the Parish Office at 651-484-2708.
|Cemetery Formal Policies July 1, 2011.pdf||62.92 KB|
|Cemetery Prices Effective July 2011.pdf||379.06 KB|
|Cemetery Map East-sec. 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21.pdf||169.11 KB|
|Cemetery Map NE sec. 1, 3-7, 9.pdf||135.86 KB|
|Cemetery Map SE sec. 23, 25, 27, 29, 31.pdf||144.64 KB|
|Cemetery Map SW sec. 24, 26, 28, 30, 32.pdf||149.26 KB|
|Cemetery Map W sec. 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22.pdf||160.51 KB|
|Cemetery May NW sec. 2, 6, 8, 10.pdf||131.87 KB|