Cedar Grove Cemetery in Late Spring

Cedar Grove Cemetery in late spring with the Our Lady of Sorrows at Cedar Grove Cemetery Mausolea complex in the background

Historic Cedar Grove Cemetery Pedestrian Entrance

Historic Cedar Grove Cemetery pedestrian entrance

Mary, Holy Mother of the Church and Mary, Holy Mother of God Mausolea Opened in January, 2013

Holy Mother of the Church and God Mausolea

a sacred space at a sacred place

Welcome to Cedar Grove Cemetery, located on the beautiful University of Notre Dame campus. Cedar Grove Cemetery provides a dignified Christian burial to members of the Notre Dame community. By setting aside a holy place for burial, Cedar Grove Cemetery offers a fitting environment for full liturgical celebrations. Just as in life, we believe that in death the human body deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. We also foster a type of remembering that is enlightened by faith and sees death as a bridge to the Communion of Saints. Our bond with the believing is not broken by death.

Alumni Weekend Memorial Mass:
Thursday, June 4th at 2:00 p.m.

Join us as we honor deceased members of the Notre Dame family at our annual Alumni Weekend Memorial Mass. In addition to remembering alumni buried at Cedar Grove, we invite you, your family, and your classmates to submit personal intentions which will be prayed at mass. To submit your intentions, please complete a Reservation & Intentions Form.

Mass will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery's historic All Souls Chapel, one of the oldest original buildings on campus (1850). Restored in 2004, this beautiful chapel was designed by Brother Francis Xavier, C.S.C., who accompanied Fr. Sorin to Notre Dame in 1842, and served as the first cemetery sexton and funeral director.

All are welcome but seating is limited. Kindly R.S.V.P. by completing a Reservation & Intentions Form.

Cedar Grove Cemetery is located on Notre Dame Avenue, on the south edge of campus. For directions or questions, please call Karmin Meade at 574.631.5660.

Alumni Weekend Open House:
Friday, June 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

True to his pioneering and visionary spirit, Fr. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., established Cedar Grove Cemetery in 1843. Cedar Grove was the first and only Catholic Cemetery in the region for many years. Today the cemetery is private, serving faculty, staff, alumni, parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish, and their family members. During the Open House you may enjoy a self-guided tour of our manicured grounds, pay your respectes to a classmate, loved one, or Notre Dame legend, or visit with one of our knowledgeable staff. Guests will be greated in All Souls Chapel.

Cedar Grove Cemetery is located on Notre Dame Avenue, on the south edge of campus. For directions or questions, please call Karmin Meade at 574.631.5660.

A Sacred Space at a Sacred Place:

Interment for Alumni and Parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish

In addition to inground burial for faculty, staff and retirees with the requisite years of service, Cedar Grove Cemetery also affords above-ground burial to Notre Dame alumni, their family members, and members of Sacred Heart Parish in a mausoleum complex named Our Lady of Sorrows at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Alumni and Sacred Heart parishioners may choose entombment of the full-body or inurnment of the cremated remains of the body in one of four mausolea. Please click here to learn more.

In Heart and Mind

Alexis Coquillard, co-founder of South Bend September 28, 1795 - January 8, 1855

In 1842 it was to the home of Mr. Coquillard that Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C. traveled on his way to the future home of the University of Notre Dame.

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