"Serving Boston’s Families Since 1851"


From its humble beginnings on May 24, 1851, when 215 original members incorporated the Catholic Cemetery Society in Dorchester, the Association is still performing the task it was mandated to do – provide a final resting place for our departed and beloved dead. Started in one small Cemetery in Dorchester, the Association now maintains four non-sectarian cemeteries in Boston.

We are a member of The Massachusetts and The New England Cemetery Associations




All Offices of The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association will be closed to the public until further notice due to the Covid 19 Virus Situation.
Appointments for Mt. Calvary and New Calvary Cemeteries may be made for urgent matters by calling 617-325-6830.
Appointments for Mt. Benedict Cemetery may be made for urgent matters by calling 617-323-8389.
Our phones will be answered during normal business hours (9:00am to 3:00pm.
All other business can be done by utilizing our email at info@bcca.comcastbiz.net or by visiting our website
Maps, grave locations and other important information can be found on the website via computer or smartphone.


Please Note:

Our 2 cemetery offices, Mt. Benedict and Mt. Calvary will be closed to the public.

The cemetery grounds will be open for visitation during normal hours 7 days a week.

Mount Benedict gates: 7:30am to 4:00pm.

Mount Calvary – New Calvary gates: 7:30am to 4:00pm.

St. Mary’s will be closed and may be visited with 48 hours notice.

We will not be accepting payments in cash for services and time payments until further notice. Personal checks, bank checks and money orders made payable to “The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association” will be accepted. Credit cards will also be accepted for grave sales and funeral services but not time payments.

Funeral services will still be scheduled as in the past with some limitations.


 Rather than calling our offices please utilize our website for grave location look-ups and maps as office access will be limited.

 Website address:   www.BostonCemetery.org

Email address: info@bcca.comcastbiz.net

Grave lookup link:  https://search.bostoncemetery.com/

Maps:    http://www.bostoncemetery.com/maps/


 Funeral Protocols:

 All funeral processions will be greeted at the main entrance of the cemetery where the service is scheduled.

  • A cemetery staff member will be there to greet you, collect paperwork and coordinate the process.  If assistance is needed at the graveside our staff will remain in the area should there be a need of their service.
  • We are requesting that funeral homes limit graveside service attendees to 50 persons as requested by Governor Baker’s emergency order of limiting large public gatherings.
  • Everyone attending the funeral MUST be wearing a mask.
  • We request that the service attendees maintain a 15 foot distance from the grave while our staff prepares the graveside for the service in order to avoid personal proximity that may aide in the transmission of this disease to our staff.
  • There will be no pallbearers allowed.
  • We want to make the graveside service as normal as possible. We thank you for your help in advance.
  • When our staff has completed their work families will be able to visit the grave as normal.

As health officials have indicated, one way to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus is through limiting public gatherings. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. This will not only speed your recovery but prevent spreading the illness and protect those in high-risk groups.

 If you are experiencing a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, we encourage you to not attend funeral services or to visit our cemeteries.

Please know that we are here to work with our families and funeral directors to make the process as normal as possible. Our sympathies are with those that have not only lost a loved one but must endure the demands placed on us all by the current health crisis.

News & Events


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Mount Benedict Cemetery Grave prices start at $2,000

New Calvary Cemetery Grave prices start at $1,200


Package Pricing Available at Mt. Benedict and New Calvary Cemeteries.


Package Prices include: Grave purchase, First Opening and Liner.

(Weekdays only – At Need services only – No Financing)


Mt. Benedict Package Price – $4,200

(Section 14 Only – Burial for 2 – Upright Monument)



New Calvary – Package Price $3,800

(Section 25 Only – Burial for 2 – Upright Monument)



New Calvary – Package Price $3,100

(Section 22 Only – Burial for 1 – Flat Marker)


Indigent Burial Space Available

at Mt. Benedict Cemetery

(Proper documentation required)

Contact & Directions

Mount Calvary

Main Office

(Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm)

366 Cummins Highway
Roslindale, Massachusetts 02131
Phone: 617-325-6830
Fax: 617-325-0883

New Calvary Cemetery 617-296-2339
Mount Benedict Cemetery 617-323-8389