The New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries:
- St. Louis Cemeteries 1, 2 & 3, established in 1789, 1823, and 1854 respectively – St. Louis Cemeteries 1 & 2 are both on the National Register of Historic Places.
- St. Patrick Cemeteries 1, 2 & 3, established in 1841 –
All 3 St. Patrick Cemeteries were originally established in 1841. While all 3 are in a straight line, they are separated by Canal Street and City Park Avenue.St. Patrick #1 is known for burying the hundreds that perished during the yellow fever epidemic in 1853. For this reason, St. Patrick #1 is not in organized rows as the graves may have been meant as temporary or due to the caretakers rushing to bury so many in one year.
- St. Joseph Cemeteries 1 & 2, established in 1854
- St. Vincent Cemeteries 1 & 2, established in 1859
- St. Roch Cemeteries 1 & 2, established in 1874. The St. Roch Campo Santo Chapel was formally dedicated on August 16, 1876. The first Mass was offered on All Soul’s Day, November 2, 1876, by Rev. Peter Leonard Thevis, pastor of Holy Trinity Church.
- St. Charles Cemetery in Luling, LA, was acquired in 1970, from a private owner
For cemetery gate hours, please click on Cemeteries tab and then each individual cemetery.
Main Office – 1000 Howard Avenue: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm – 504-596-3050
Interment Office – St. Patrick Cemetery, 143 City Park Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm – 504-488-5200 or 504-482-5065
Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, established the office of Catholic Cemeteries in 1966 to manage the Ministry of the New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries. New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries’ Golden Jubilee was June 28, 2016
Read about our Golden Jubilee in the Clarion Herald – Catholic Cemeteries 50th Anniversary
Clarion Herald Article on Restoration
Read about Restoration of Abandoned Tombs in our Catholic Cemeteries – Catholic Cemeteries restoration plan
To leave prayer requests, please visit www.arch-no.org/prayer-requests
Photographs of new property available can be found under Pre-Planning – on the Cemeteries tab.
504-596-3050 Ext. #2
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