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From the earliest pioneer days, the first efforts of the settlers of the territory were to secure a place of worship and burial.  The first burial in the Catholic Cemetery, located at 40th and “O” Streets was Michael Shea in December 1869.  In the beginning, the cemetery was part of St. Theresa’s parish.  In 1930, it was deeded to the Calvary Cemetery Association, which were supported by Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Lincoln.  In 1941, Bishop Louis B. Kucera founded the Diocesan Department of Catholic Cemeteries, which was the first such department in the country.  Until 1941, one of the local mortuaries administered the cemetery.   From then until the present, an appointed priest has always served as director of Calvary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in cooperation with parishes and mortuaries in the city of Lincoln.

Visiting Hours

Open Every Day, Including holidays from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Office Hours

8:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday

By Appointment on Saturdays

Closed Sundays and Holidays

Mass Schedule

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is Celebrated every Friday at 12:15 pm inside the Mausoleum for the repose of souls of all the faithful departed buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Memorial Day Mass is celebrated outdoors at 10:00 am.

To conveniently commemorate All Souls Day, Mass is celebrated outdoors on the first Saturday following November 1st at 1:00 pm.