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Department of Catholic Cemeteries

Department of Catholic Cemeteries

Jesus, Bread of Life Catholic Cemetery is now open for ground burials and can provide temporary entombments during our mausoleum construction. Each of our ground spaces are double-depth and can accommodate two full casket burials. Our initial ground burial offerings feature flat marker sections as well as upright monument sections, providing families with choices for their eternal resting spaces.

Construction is well underway for our mausoleum which will feature 1,404 casket spaces in several different configurations; single, true companion, tandem and abbey crypts. The mausoleum will feature indoor and outdoor crypts, as well as indoor and outdoor niches, and glass niches in the interior.

Along with our outdoor niches, the St. Anthony Garden Columbarium is scheduled to be opened in the spring of 2016, and will offer the added choice of a garden-like setting for families choosing cremation as their final disposition.

For answers to your questions or to receive more specific information about availability, pricing, finance and payment options, please contact Deacon Ed Heffernan at 856-317-6400 or You may also download our brochure HERE or visit our website at Of course, you can stop by and visit us at 3055 Fostertown Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054.

The Diocese of Trenton operates St. Mary's Cemetery/Mausoleum, a 35-acre cemetery with five large mausoleums on Cedar Lane, near Olden Ave., Trenton. With an endowed perpetual care fund, St. Mary Cemetery/Mausoleum provides a sacred, well-cared for, and peaceful setting, with in-ground burials, crypt entombments and niches for cremated remains.

The Diocese of Trenton also operates Jesus, Bread of Life Catholic Cemetery at 3055 Fostertown Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. Currently operating for ground burials of casketed and cremated remains, our mausoleum is under construction and at-need mausoleum families can temporarily entomb with us during the construction phase.

The diocesan Department of Catholic Cemeteries is available to the many parish cemeteries for leadership, and sees its work, not as a business, but a work of mercy. The office offers:

  • full-time personnel to counsel the bereaved and arrange for dignified interment services as part of the Christian burial ceremony
  • ground and building maintenance
  • careful record keeping

Burial Requests

Burial requests are made through the office at St. Mary’s for the Diocesan cemeteries listed below. Maintenance in the diocesan Catholic cemeteries is currently administered through the management of St. Mary’s Cemetery on Cedar Lane in Hamilton. Download the Diocese of Trenton Catholic cemetery map .pdf

A listing of the diocesan Catholic cemeteries is as follows:

St. Mary’s Cemetery and Mausoleum, call 609-396-3421 for assistance.
St. Francis Cemetery
St. Stephen Cemetery
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
St. Nicholas Cemetery

Jesus, Bread of Life Catholic Cemetery, call 856-317-6400 for assistance.

Parishes with Catholic Cemeteries

Contact your local parish for burial arrangements and availability in parish cemeteries. Maintenance in the parish cemeteries is administered through the individual parishes. A listing of the parish cemeteries is as follows including links where the parish has a web presence:

Burlington County

Sacred Heart, Mount Holly (609) 267-0209
Holy Assumption, Roebling  (609) 499-0161
St. Mary, Bordentown (609) 298-0261
St. Paul, Burlington (609) 386-0152 
Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown (856) 235-0181
St. Clare, Florence  (609) 499-0161 
Assumption, New Egypt (609) 758-2153 
St. Peter, Riverside (856) 461-0100 

Mercer County

St. Hedwig Parish, Trenton  (609) 396-9068
Holy Cross Cemetery, Divine Mercy Parish, Trenton (609) 393-4826 
Sts. Peter and Paul, of Divine Mercy Parish, Trenton (609) 393-4826
St. Stanislaus, of Divine Mercy Parish, Trenton (609) 393-4826
St. Alphonsus, Hopewell (609) 466-0332
St. Paul, Princeton  (609) 924-1743

Monmouth County

Holy Spirit, Asbury Park  (732) 775-0030
St. John, Allentown (609) 259-3391 
St. Rose of Lima, Freehold (732)-462-0859 
St. Joseph, Keyport (732) 264-0322 
St. Gabriel, Marlboro (732) 946-4487 
St. James, Red Bank, Mt. Olivet Cemetery (732) 741-0500
St. Catharine - St. Margaret, Spring Lake (732) 449-5765 
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Long Branch (732) 222-3216 

Ocean County

St. Mary, Barnegat (609) 698-5531
St. Mary of the Lake, Lakewood 732-363-0139
St. Joseph, Toms River (732) 349-0018
St. Maximilian Kolbe, Toms River (mausoleum only) (732) 914-0300
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, All Saints Chapel Columbarium, Whiting (732) 350-5001, 



Mark Wilson
Director of Catholic Cemeteries
phone: 609-403-7210

Deacon Ed Heffernan 
Department of Catholic Cemeteries
office: 856-317-6400

St. Mary's Cemetery and Mausoleum Genealogy Request Form .pdf

If you have a genealogy request for a cemetery or mausoleum other than St. Mary's, please contact the parish of the deceased for the genealogical records. Thank you.

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