Holyrood Cemetery was solemnly blessed and dedicated on the Feast of All Saints, November 1, 1953, by the Most Rev. Thomas Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle. Holyrood Cemetery officially opened on January 2, 1954 and has served the growing Catholic community in the Puget Sound area for more than 50 years.
Some of the earliest burials at Holyrood are in the center two sections, called “God’s Acre.” Cherry trees line the God’s Acre Walkway and gardens at each end beautify the landscape.
More recently developed sections at Holyrood include Our Mother of Compassion and Lamb of God which face north, overlooking Lake Ballinger. Resurrection Walkway connects a statue of the Pieta and a statue of the risen Christ at the center of the cemetery.
The Cremation Courtyard provides a wide variety of options for cremated remains – ground burial and above ground niche placement. The courtyard is enhanced by four planters and four memorial benches that provide an opportunity for a cenotaph inscription, memorializing those who may not be buried here.
It is a sacred space, a place of prayer and quiet reflection that invites us to remember all those “who have gone now before us marked with the sign of faith.”
Consider pre-planning your cemetery needs. Making decisions and pre-paying burial expenses will alleviate much of the burden on your loved ones at the time of death.
Layout of Holyrood Cemetery
If you require assistance with immediate burial arrangements, please call (206)363-8404.