Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Seattle Washington

Calvary Cemetery
Seattle, WA

Holyrood Cemetery
Shoreline, WA

Gethsemane Cemetery
Federal Way, WA

A Legacy of Faith

      The Catholic cemetery is the final resting place for the members of our Faith Community on our Journey to God. It is the gate of heaven. Burial in the consecrated ground of the Catholic cemetery allows you to share your faith values with future generations of your family. This legacy of faith is your gift to them. Catholic cemeteries are signs of hope that are places of prayer. They witness our faith in the Lord Jesus and the hope we share in his resurrection.

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Mass in English - 10:30 AM

December 3 – Holyrood
December 10 – Calvary
December 17 – Gethsemane

January 7 – Holyrood
January 14 – Calvary
January 21 – Gethsemane

Full schedule & details


Misa en Español- 10:30 AM

Diciembre 3 – Gethsemane
Diciembre 17 – Holyrood

Enero 7 – Gethsemane
Enero 21 – Holyrood


Calandario de todas las misas en Español 

To Rise with Christ: Vatican Instruction concerning burial and cremation

On October 25, 2016 the Vatican released the instruction “To Rise with Christ” regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation. This “new” Instruction is really not that new since it reaffirms the long standing teaching of the Catholic Church. However, this provides an opportunity to provide information to our current generation who may not be familiar with the Church’s teaching. “Our people are simply unaware that there is a Catholic way of marking the death of one of our faithful in faith, liturgy, and final disposition of our mortal remains. Selecting cremation does not change that.” (Rev. H. Richard Rutherford, CSC, October 31, 2016)

Please click on this link for the full text of “To Rise with Christ”.

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In the Spirit of the Christmas Season

Holyrood Catholic Cemetery – Sock Drive
Holyrood Cemetery’s annual “Sock Drive” is underway and continues through Friday, December 16th.

Christmas tree with socks

Donations of socks, mittens, gloves, hats, blankets, cash, etc. are being accepted for those who cannot afford the necessities we took for granted.  These simple items are of particular demand in the cold winter months. All donations will be sent to Catholic Community Services of Snohomish County Donations of may be dropped off at the Holyrood Cemetery office, Monday through Saturday, 8:00am – 4:30 p.m.
Holyrood Cemetery
205 NE 205th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155

Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery – Giving Tree
Gethsemane Cemetery’s annual “Giving Tree” is up and is accepting donations of toys and gifts for needy children.

With the help of Catholic Community Services of Pierce County, Gethsemane Cemetery’s Giving Tree is decorated with ornaments that each hold the wish of a child in need. Each ornament will have the name, gender, and age of the child, as well as a gift that he or she wishes for Christmas. Please stop by and collect an ornament, and help us provide Christmas joy to those who need it most. Please return each gift, labelled with the child’s information, to Gethsemane Cemetery in Federal Way by December 19th. The ornament is yours to keep as a memento of our thanks.
Gethsemane Cemetery
37600 Pacific Highway S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-838-2240 or 253-927-3350
“I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:40