Funerals & Cemetery

Funerals

"Into your hands, Father of mercies, we commend our brother/sister in the sure and certain hope that, together with all who have died in Christ, he/she will rise with him on the last day."
 
It would be our honor and privilege to help you at this time of great sorrow. It will be our hope that in some way we are able to make this difficult time easier for you. It is our desire to serve you in every way as you come to this tender moment. This is an important time of grief, tears, faith, celebration, and a reminder of our own journey to the gift of eternal life. Our goal is to help families "celebrate the life" of their loved ones and help say goodbyes.
 
Contact the parish office at 952-890-9465 during office hours to meet with our Pastoral Care Coordinator or inquire about funeral arrangements.
 
The emergency after-hours phone number, 763-572-4355, should be reserved for an urgent pastoral need and is not used to make funeral arrangements or inquiries.
 

Funeral Planning Resources

Readings reference guide
Music reference guide
 

Funeral Luncheons

St. John's Parish serves a luncheon following funeral services. The lunch is served in the Atrium and is prepared by parishioners. Parishioners are contacted to donate salads and bars.
 

Burial Information

Parish Cemetery
13203 Judicial Road
Burnsville, MN 55337
Directions to Cemetery
 
As a part of the Church's hope and the promise of resurrection and new life through Jesus Christ, as well as our belief in the dignity of the human person called in Baptism as children of God, there is the long practice of the parish cemetery. William Byrne donated the land for St. John's Cemetery in 1854. This property is located on Judicial Road, just south of Williams Drive in Burnsville where the first parish church stood. For burial in the parish cemetery, it is required to be a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or formerly registered parishioner.
 
For more information about cemetery rules and regulations relating to decorations, ownership of interment rights, monuments and markers, as well as the perpetual care fund, or to request a parish cemetery brochure, contact the parish office at 952-890-9465.
 

COLUMBARIUM

 
The St. John the Baptist Cemetery Committee has been working since September 2019 to develop a proposal for the creation of a Columbarium Garden to expand capacity at St. John’s Cemetery. A columbarium is an above-ground structure for interment of cremated remains. The site for the Columbarium Garden is the west end of the cemetery at the top of the hill.
 
COLUMBARIUM ANNOUNCEMENT
 
Columbarium Garden details:
 
● Each columbarium has 40 single and 40 double niches for a total of 120 interments.
● The columbaria are constructed with an aluminum frame and granite exterior.
● The proposal includes sponsorship opportunities for granite benches and murals on the columbarium end walls.