Catholic Cemeteries

Due to damage from Hurricane Beryl, the Catholic Cemetery Offices are currently without power. 

To make burial arrangements or speak to the staff you may temporarily contact the Director of Catholic Cemeteries, Stacy Batey at 281-639-1976.

 


The Office of Catholic Cemeteries is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston devoted to the works of mercy that pertain to dealing with death in the context of faith. Specifically, we maintain and develop the cemeteries, owned, and operated by the Archdiocese, as sacred places dedicated to the religious purposes of:

  • Burying the dead
  • Praying for the living and the dead
  • Comforting those who mourn
  • Witnessing to our shared belief in one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sin, and the resurrection of the dead

We offer educational programs, which provide information on Catholic burial practices, Catholic approaches to death and dying (including end-of-life issues), and the "nuts and bolts" issues faced by people having to make funeral arrangements. In these presentations, we promote the full use of the Order of Christian Funerals, and the benefits of preparing all funeral arrangements (from liturgy to the funeral home to cemetery) before the time of need.

Cemetery Locations

Dickinson, Texas

Mount Olivet Cemetery
7801 Gulf Freeway (I-45 Southbound) @ Hughes Road
281-337-1641
409-948-1455
Fax: 281-337-4961
Mailing address: P O Box 965, Dickinson, TX 77539

Houston, Texas

Holy Cross Cemetery
3502 N. Main Street, Houston, TX 77009 (off I-45 Northbound)

St. Vincent Cemetery
2400 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003

Galveston, Texas

Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX  77550

Old Catholic Cemetery, (visible from Broadway)
Avenue L between 40th & 43rd Streets, Galveston, TX 77550

 

Office Hours and Locations

The office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30.

  • Olivet - 7801 I-45 South, Dickinson, TX 77539.
  • Calvary - 2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX 77551

 

Burial Procedures

Beginning on May 1, 2022 (subject to change, call office for update)

Graveside Service

  • Graveside services should be limited to family, pallbearers, and Celebrant or Deacon. Seating is limited to 8 chairs. Be kind and permit those needing assistance to be seated first
  • Upon arrival at the cemetery, the hearse is to proceed to the gravesite
  • All vehicles in the procession are to park in an orderly fashion behind the hearse
  • Attendees are to follow the instructions of the Funeral Director and/or Cemetery Representative at all times
  • At the conclusion of the graveside service, visitors are to return to their vehicles. When the grave has been closed, and the cemetery staff has departed, the family/visitors may again approach the grave

 

Staff

Office: 281-337-1641

Director of Catholic Cemeteries
Stacy Batey, ext. 4
Email: sbatey@archgh.org

Manager of Finance & Accounting
Reginald Auzenne, ext. 5
Email: rauzenne@archgh.org

Family Service Associates
Don Bilek, ext. 6
Email dbilek@archgh.org

Gracie Galarza, ext. 3
Email: ggalarza@archgh.org

Receptionist
Susana Paniagua, ext. 1
Email: spaniagua@archgh.org

Facility & Maintenance Associates
Michael Sabatier, Head of Maintenance, ext. 7
Email: msabatier@archgh.org

Rafael Picaso, Maintenance, ext.7