Funerals & Cemetery


"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.