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    About Holy Rood Cemetery

Cemetery of the Holy Rood is the oldest of Catholic Cemeteries of Long Island’s four locations. Situated on 67 acres in Westbury, NY, Holy Rood has faithfully served the Catholic community of Nassau County since 1856. Originally established as Saint Brigid’s Cemetery by the Diocese of Brooklyn, it became the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s cemetery when the diocese was formed in 1956. Today, over 168 years later, Holy Rood continues to provide a sacred resting place for the faithful.

 Holy Rood cemetery offers Christians a diversity of reverent burial options, both inside beautifully appointed mausoleum buildings as well as in the cemetery’s hallowed grounds. Within the Holy Rood Chapel Mausoleum, hundreds of entombment crypts and cremation niches maintain deceased loved ones in a place of worship. Sections of the mausoleum have been dedicated as memorials, providing a serene setting with the new columbarium installed. Outdoors, while space has diminished over time, a small number of single graves, double graves, and larger family plots remain available.

 In addition to perpetual care of the burial sites, Holy Rood cemetery hosts several annual special events and traditions. On Good Friday, visitors can partake in the outdoor Stations of the Cross prayer procession amongst the graves, commemorating Christ’s crucifixion. In December, a Christmas Ornament Mass invites families to adorn loved ones’ memorials with decorations, finding hope, beauty and community during the holiday season. These meaningful celebrations reinforce Holy Rood as a continuing sacred place within the local community.

 For over 168 years, Cemetery of the Holy Rood has faithfully served Long Island’s Catholic families by providing a consecrated final resting place and conducting burial rites with utmost dignity, care, and respect according to Church tradition. Today, it remains a sanctuary of remembrance, prayer and solace.

Contact Information


300 Elmont Rd, Elmont, NY 11003




Holy Rood Cemetery Office Hours

Sun. –Fri. 9.00 AM- 4:30 PM
Sunday 9.00 AM-3.00 PM 

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