Caring for the Deceased

catholic_cemeteries_logoCatholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Green Bay -- both parish and diocesan -- help families care for their deceased loved ones and perform one of the seven corporal works of mercy: Burying the dead.

For Catholic Cemeteries, assisting families in their time of need, burying the deceased and caring for their resting places is a sacred religious function whose origins go back to the early Church.

Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum

(CLICK HERE for map/directions)
2121 Riverside Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54301-2397

Mary Breivogel
Phone: (920) 432-7585
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Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Providing the Services Families Need

Catholic cemeteries in larger communities offer the full-range of services families need and expect for their deceased loved ones, including:

Answers and Information Families Need

We also have answers to common questions and concerns, including:

Where Are the Catholic Cemeteries in the Diocese of Green Bay?

List of all the Catholic cemeteries in the diocese (including parish cemeteries) pdf_button

Where is the Green Bay Catholic Diocesan Cemetery?

See the location of the Green Bay Catholic Diocesan cemetery

Burial Options

Families are able to choose the final resting place that best meets their needs, including in-ground burial, various types of mausoleums, and indoor or outdoor inurnment of cremated remains.

CLICK HERE to learn more more about the wide variety of options for burial

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Advance Planning

Making important decisions well in advance of one's death takes an enormous burden off our loved ones at a time of great stress. Advance Planning also ensures that our wishes are carried out.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the benefits of Advance Planning

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Custom Memorials

Families can personalize the burial place of their loved ones in many ways beyond a simple grave marker. These can include monuments or markers you design, personalized art work for crypt fronts and cemetery monuments, memorial benches and numerous styles of cremation urns. Our highly trained counselors are ready to help.

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Catholic Funerals

The Catholic Church offers three distinct rites for priests and deacons who conduct funeral services:

  • The Vigil of the Deceased
  • The Funeral Mass
  • The Rite of Committal of the body or cremated remains.

These ceremonies and prayers allow us to celebrate our faith in Christ, express our love for the person who has died, and help the family and mourners gradually absorb the loss of a loved one while consoling one another through the liturgy.

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After death the body may be buried in the ground, entombed in a mausoleum, or cremated, then placed in a worthy vessel for burial in a grave or entombment in a mausoleum or columbarium. The Catholic Church teaches that cremated remains should be treated with the same respect as the human body.

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Remembering and Honoring Our Veterans

Allouez Catholic Cemetery's Wall of Honor remembers and pays tribute to all men and women who have served in America's Military Forces in peace or war. The memorial includes a large American flag and a flag from each war. The cemetery is also home to the Green Bay community's Memorial Day festivities.

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Contact Us

CLICK HERE to contact Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum, learn answers to your questions and receive your own complimentary Personal Reference and Planning Guide

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What the Church Teaches About Care for the Deceased

The Catholic Church teaches that:

"The bodies of the dead must be treated with respect and charity, in faith and hope of the Resurrection. The burial of the dead is a corporal work of mercy; it honors the children of God, who are temples of the Holy Spirit. recognizing the deep spiritual significance of carrying out this Corporal Work of Mercy." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2300)

Since the early days of Christianity the Church has recognized the relationship between the living and the dead. The church used the title "saints" for both the dead -- who received the community's love, care and prayers -- and the living -- for whom the dead were asked to help through their prayers.

The Church's first recorded land buy in Rome, in about 217 AD, was a cemetery along the Appian Way, the road connecting Rome to the East. The Church bought the land after Bishop Zephyrinus asked the deacon, Callistus, to find a "dormitory" (a place of sleeping) where the faithful dead might rest in peace.

Some 18 centuries later, Catholic cemeteries continue to care for the deceased and to comfort their loved ones.

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Diocesan Cemetery

Green Bay

Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum (CLICK HERE for map/directions)
2121 Riverside Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54301-2397

Mary Breivogel
(920) 432-7585
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Read about the Mausoleum's faceted stained glass and see a slide show about them in The Compass


List of all Catholic cemeteries (including parish cemeteries) pdf_button

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