Catholic Cemeteries


Mount Calvary Cemetery

Main St. at Townsend St., Zanesville     Map

Saint Thomas Cemetery

Greenwood Ave. (directly south of and adjoining Greenwood Cemetery), Zanesville    Map

Saint Ann Cemetery

Duncan Run Road, Philo     Map

Since the body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Church has always set aside ground that is blessed and consecrated by God for the specific purpose of providing Christians with a dignified and holy resting place. The sacred nature of cemeteries is directly related to the Church’s belief in the resurrection of the body and the final consummation of the world.

Baptized Catholics may be buried in a Catholic cemetery. Non-practicing Catholics, Catholics who may have joined another Christian denomination, non-Catholic spouses and other family members of Catholics may be buried in a Catholic cemetery. In short, we minister to people of all faiths.

Mount Calvary Cemetery, a very large, beautiful hillside property, is our main active cemetery. It is the third cemetery established by Saint Thomas Parish. The first was a burial ground located under the present-day church building, which contains the remains of our first benefactor John Dugan (d. 1825). The second is the historic Saint Thomas Cemetery on Greenwood Avenue, now closed to burials.

We also maintain Saint Ann Cemetery in Philo, an active cemetery long associated with our parish through the ministry of the Dominican Friars to the former mission church of Saint Ann in Philo.

To purchase cemetery plots or for general cemetery questions, please contact Mike Morris at the Parish Office.

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“Our cemeteries honor these departed brothers and sisters, serving as a memorial to their lives — their hopes, their achievements, and their legacy. They remind those of us who remain in this world to strive for what we hope our faithful departed have achieved — life everlasting in the arms of God.”

+ James A. Griffin, Bishop Emeritus of Columbus