Mount St. Mary's Cemetery
A Final Resting Place
Consider Mount St. Mary's Cemetery as a final resting place for yourself or someone close to you. Located on Saint Mary's Mountain and near the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Mount St. Mary's Cemetery offers columbariums for cremation remains.
Due to our very limited space and the great interest in choosing our cemetery as a final resting place, the following is our policy in regards to who is eligible to purchase a plot or a niche.
Any person who is a member of the larger Mount St. Mary’s University family may purchase a plot or niche at Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery. The larger Mount St. Mary’s University family includes: current or former Mount St. Mary’s University employees, Mount St. Mary’s University alumni, Mount St. Mary’s University students, donors to Mount St. Mary’s University or the National Shrine Grotto, persons with a long-standing relationship with Mount Saint Mary’s University including friends of the University or friends or volunteers to the National Shrine Grotto. This is a continuation of the policy which has been in place in recent years.
The Columbaria are constructed of gray stone and marble with black marble shutters. If you meet the above requirements and would like to be placed on our wait list, please contact Lisa Rush at email@example.com or 301-447-5521.
Arrangements for cremation need to be made directly with a funeral establishment as
Mount St. Mary's Cemetery or the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes does not offer funeral services.
We ask owners and visitors observe the Mount St. Mary's Cemetery Policies so to maintain the dignity and the beauty of our cemetery.
Take time now to discuss these matters and learn what you and your loved ones want. Be sure to put any wishes or requests in writing. This is also a good time to discuss donating to your favorite charity such as the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Schedule a Loved One's Interment/Burial
It is always difficult laying a loved one to rest. We hope to assist you in the best way possible in order to have a respectful and solemn interment or burial for your loved one. If you or your loved one has purchased a plot or niche, please call Lisa Rush at 301-447-5521 to help best serve your needs. We will be praying for you in this most difficult time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Planning a final resting place for you and your loved creates many questions. Read our FAQ to learn the answers of some of the most common questions we receive. For more information call (301) 447-5318 or complete the following form.
We encourage you to visit your loved one and leave flowers at their grave/niche. Please read our Decorations Policy linked here, taken from the Cemetery Policies handbook, to learn what is allowed at Mount St. Mary's Cemetery.
Instruction of the Catholic Church on Cremation
Cremation and the Order of Christian Funerals
Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo
regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation
Plot and Niche Map
Review availability of Mount St. Mary's Cemetery plots and niches; however, please contact us directly to receive the latest, updated version of the map.
Please contact Lisa Rush at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 447-5521 for currently cemetery availability.
Prayer and Devotion
National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
on the campus of Mount St. Mary's University
16330 Grotto Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Monday–Friday 11:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 PM
Sunday (English) 12:00 PM
Sunday (Español) 2:00 PM
Saturday 10:45 AM–11:45 AM
Sunday 10:45 AM–11:45 AM
Saturday 10:45 AM–11:45 AM
Sunday 10:45 AM–11:45 PM
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION:
After 12:00 PM Mass every First Saturday