Grave Opening-and-Closing Services for Philadelphia Catholic Cemeteries

Every burial plan for the Philadelphia, PA area needs to account for the cost of opening and closing a grave. This service is a requirement for any burial.

This is the will of my Father, says the Lord, that all who believe in the Son will have eternal life and I will raise them to life on the last day.

John 6: 40

What’s involved in a Philadelphia-area grave opening and closing service?

A grave opening and closing service from an Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic cemetery is performed at the time of the service. It works like this:
  • Opening the ground grave
  • Preparing the site for the service, in terms of appearance and allowing for proper footing for all visitors
  • Back-filling the grave
  • Landscaping the area for on-going beauty

Opening and closing services for mausoleums

Grave opening and closing services are also required for mausoleum crypt entombment. Costs will vary between grave opening services and entombment services.

Request a Free, No-Obligation Burial Planning Guide

If you want to learn more about the required costs and services of grave opening and closings in Pennsylvania cemeteries, request details in a free, no-obligation advance planning guide now.