Funerals

Our prayer in your loss. May the love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless and console you and gently wipe every tear from your eyes; In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen!

Please know that our prayers are with you, especially in this very difficult time, and we wish to serve your needs with compassion. The first step in funeral planning is usually contacting a funeral director at the funeral home of your choice. Their staff can best guide you through the entire process, and they will contact the parish office should you wish to have a Catholic funeral Mass or service. If you choose to have a Catholic Mass or service, the presiding priest or deacon will contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss appropriate readings, prayers and hymns. Suggested readings can be found here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Parish Office at (301) 662-8288.

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St. John’s Cemetery

St. John’s Cemetery is a multi-denominational cemetery located at East 3rd Street in Frederick, Maryland. The cemetery is owned and operated by St. John’s Cemetery, Inc.  

Established in 1845, this historic cemetery is the final resting place for many notable figures, including Enoch Louis Lowe, Maryland’s 29th Governor, and Father John McElroy, S.J., founder of St. John’s Literary Institute and Boston College. Several French settlers and two of Napoleon’s soldiers who survived Waterloo are also interred here.

In 2019, a 405 niche columbarium was added to the cemetery for the permanent repose of loved ones. Spaces also remain available for in-ground burials.

For more information, please contact the cemetery at (301) 917-3099. and info.stjohnscemeterymd@gmail.com