Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery

The Cemetery and Mausoleum at the Shrine is the final resting place of beloved deceased, many of whom were Shrine benefactors, volunteer workers and friends of the Shrine.

There are four sections in the Shrine cemetery:

  1. Honor Section

  2. Clergy and Monk Section

  3. General Section (for all Catholics)

  4. Veteran's Section

Various works of art appear throughout the cemetery, depicting patriotic causes of Polish people (Katyn and Hussar memorials), significant culture and art to the Polish people (Ignacy Paderewski monument) and the magnificent "Resurrection" statue standing tall with the promise of life after death.

The original Barn Chapel (moved from the early Shrine site to the new grounds) stands at the back of the cemetery as a historic reminder of the humble beginnings of the Shrine.

A large 45-foot high stainless steel cross with a 7-foot bronze image of Christ stands in from of the Barn Chapel. On September 16, 2001, the cross was blessed and dedicated to the victiims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Main Gate

CEMETERY OFFICE

Tel: (215) 345-0600 ext. 3033

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Closed
Tuesday  to Friday

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday
 by appointment (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

Sunday
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(Office hours only. Non sales.)

  

Cemetery in American Czestochowa The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa announced today that it would be expanding its cemetery by approximately 500 burial plots. The Shrine said it had obtained a zoning permit from the Township of New Britain allowing the installation of burial crypts in portions of the Shrine's existing cemetery which are designated as 'yard' under the Township zoning ordinance. The permit requires that the cemetery maintain a 45 foot planted buffer area in which no burials are permitted and that any above ground structures must be set back a full 100 feet from the property line. The permit also requires that the 45 foot buffer planting be completed before the burial crypt expansion is begun.

Fr. Provincial of the Shrine said "that work will begin as soon as weather permits on the planting within the 45 foot buffer and that the installation of burial crypts in the area behind the 45 foot buffer will begin promptly after the planting is completed."

Fr. Christopher said "this will add substantially to the capacity of our cemetery."