St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church will dedicate a major addition to its current cemetery with a Mass and dedication service on Memorial Day at 9 a.m. Monday, May 26.
Organizers say the expansion will be a significant service for northwest suburban Catholics, offering both traditional and cremation burial sites. The first phase of the expansion will include over 300 traditional gravesites, 70 cremation gravesites and a columbarium with over 300 niches.
The expansion will also include an area for outdoor Masses and liturgies, walking paths and areas for reflection. The St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery has served as the final resting place for nearly 3,500 people and has been in existence since 1856.
“At St. Vincent de Paul, we are blessed to have a cemetery which like the Parish Church and School, is a vital part of Catholic life,” said Fr. Paul Treacy, Pastor. “Burial in consecrated ground, among fellow believers, is the final expression of our faith as Catholics and it is a sacred right, and privilege.”
The Parish of St. Vincent de Paul includes the church, parish school and Catholic cemetery. The parish has more than 3,586 families.
The St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery is located at 8601 93rd Ave. N., Osseo.
More information can be found at saintvdp.org or by calling 763-425-2210.