Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum

Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States

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Visiting Hours Gates are open every day, including holidays, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Entrances are located on 40th St. and "L" St Office Hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday and by appointment after hours and on Saturdays Closed Sundays and Holidays 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. Since then, an appointed priest has always served as director of Calvary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in cooperation with parishes and mortuaries in the city of Lincoln.
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