Gate of Heaven catholic Cemetery

Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The ancient ministry of the Catholic cemetery reflects the Christian recognition of the sacredness of the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit on Earth. This ministry, as with all ministry, seeks the same objectives regardless of external influences. That is, to serve the people whom God has entrusted to our care.

The first interment was in 1948 on these beautiful grounds. God’s beauty spreads across 140 acres as the final resting place for over 60,000 souls of our Christian brothers and sisters. With rolling hills, the soft chimes of bells, the tranquility of trickling water on this sacred ground, along with perpetual care and our ministry, are many reasons why families choose Gate of Heaven Cemetery. 

By laying our loved ones to rest on these consecrated grounds, we fulfill both a spiritual and a corporal work of mercy.

We remain strengthened by our faith and togetherness with our fellow parishioners, as their loved ones are to be interred on this sacred ground, fulfilling our Christian walk with Christ and the Church.  


“At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.”
(Order of Christian Funerals, no. 4)

Rite of Committal, Burial or Interment

The Rite of Committal, the conclusion of the funeral rite, is the final act of the community of faith in caring for the body of its deceased member. It should normally be celebrated at the place of committal, that is, beside the open grave or place of interment. In committing the body to its resting place, the community expresses the hope that, with all those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, the deceased awaits the glory of the resurrection. The Rite of Committal is an expression of the communion that exists between the Church on earth and the Church in heaven: the deceased passes with the farewell prayers of the community of believers into the welcoming company of those who need faith no longer, but see God face-to-face.

These consecrated grounds, with perpetual care, fulfill both a spiritual and a corporal work of mercy for loved ones.

Shouldn’t your final affirmation of faith be on consecrated ground?

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Catholic burial And Cremation teachings

The Catholic Church teaches the importance of a Respectful Christian burial for the body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit, here on Earth.  This includes cremated remains, which is the body in a different form.  The prayerful, peaceful atmosphere of the consecrated grounds of Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery reflect respect for those laid to rest here and for their loved ones who remember them.

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News And Events

Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is God’s sacred ground to find peace and joy.

Every year we continue our traditions and add on new events too.

Gate of Heaven’s – Annual Memorial Day Field Mass, Monthly Remembrance Masses, which is our Month’s Mind Mass, Pre-planning Seminars, Tidings of Comfort and Joy Advent Concert, and Gate of Heaven’s Annual Photo Contest are just a few!


Thomas J Jordan

Director of Cemeteries

Kate Joyce Thesing

Community Outreach Coordinator

Luke Hamilton

Operations Manager

Cheryl A. Kelly

Family Services Advisor

Jeff Calvert

Grounds Superintendent

Locate a Loved one and Burial Service Schedule

Our locate a loved one technology allows friends and family to find the resting place of their loved ones by allowing the family to print a map or initiate GPS walk to grave tracking through Google Maps. 

Burial options and 360 Tours

Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery offers a wide range of burial options to meet your family’s needs in carrying out the sacred burial rights in accordance to church teachings by providing a permanent resting place for you loved one while providing comfortable setting for your family to visit, pray, and reflect.

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m                                  

Saturday 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m     

Grounds Visitation 

Daily – Sunrise to Sunset