St. Vincent de Paul to expand parish cemetery

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park will celebrate the dedication of an addition to the parish cemetery with a 9 a.m. Mass on Memorial Day, May 26.

The expansion will serve northwest suburban Catholics, offering both traditional and cremation burial sites. The first phase of the expansion will include more than 300 traditional gravesites, 70 cremation gravesites, and beautiful columbarium with more than 300 niches.

The expansion also will 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 Father Paul Treacy, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul. “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 and serves more than 3,586 families.

The St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery is located east of the church at 8601 93rd Ave. N. in Osseo.

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