Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington

Preparing Well at Catholic Cemeteries

When there is a death in the family, major decisions need to be made quickly, usually by people who are grief-stricken. Yet, CCAW Cemetery Managers note the presence of some peace among families whose loved ones have prepared well and made cemetery arrangements before time of death.

This preparation is an act of hope and faith in the life to come. It’s a way of taking care of family and friends then by making decisions for them now.

Families can gather preliminary information on cemetery property prices, choices for memorialization and other options here on this site. They can also receive a free Personal Reference File to keep banking, insurance, wills and other important information all in one place. Exceptional payment terms are also available when purchasing prior to need with 10% down, no interest for two full years on burial lots and three years on crypts.

As part of the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic cemetery managers and family counselors consider it a privileged ministry to assist families in a respectful, professional and ethical way. We look forward to serving you at:


Prepare Well