Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
Monaca, Pennsylvania

St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery, founded in 1921, is a perpetual care cemetery of 11 acres and also shares membership in the Catholic Cemetery Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. An above ground columbarium is the newest addition to the grounds. Cemetery services are available to persons of all denominations.

Please call the parish office at 724.775.3940 if you have any questions or to make arrangements.

Chapel Road cemetery entrance


The more than life-size crucifixion scene,
with Mary Magdalene
weeping at the Master's feet,
while John the Beloved
the Holy Mother look on
as Christ offers up His life
in completion of
the work of salvation,
is a landmark
and moving piece
that draws the attention
of all who visit.


Not far from the crucifixion scene
is a memorial raised in gratitude
and tribute to the priests
who have served the parish church
and community.

Eternal rest
grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light
shine upon them.
May the souls
of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace.


Cemetery Rules & Regulations
To uphold the sacred nature and dignity of a Catholic cemetery, it is required that all adhere to the following rules and regulations of St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery:

1) plant in an approved planting bed up to one foot in front of a headstone/memorial. The area is to be maintained free of weeds and grass.

2) place artificial flowers:
2a) in approved permanent vases
2b) in approved planting beds
2c) on an upright memorial
(Please note that faded, rotten or worn flowers will be removed.)

3) Place decorations for:
3a) Christmas from the First Sunday in Advent to February 28th
Easter from Holy Week through Ascension Day
3c) other holidays such as
Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day and All Souls Day

4) Use approved vigil lights, including solar-powered types

1) decorate or plant during the general cemetery cleanup time of
March 1st to 15th as well as additional times announced in the parish bulletin and/or website

2) plant any shrubs or trees; hostas or rose bushes

3) install anything that represents a safety hazard such as statues, borders, marble chips, fencing, wire, toys, glass, rocks, bottles or cans

4) place flowers or objects that are unsightly or detract from the spiritual setting of a
Catholic cemetery

5) bring pets, bicycles or trail vehicles onto the property

6) litter or loiter

7) hang items on tree branches

Please note that the cemetery and/or parish cannot be responsible for anything placed and/or left at a grave or crypt site. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

To download a print version of
St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery Regulations, please click here.


Cemetery Candles
Votive candles will no longer be available at St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery (located on Chapel Road near the Monaca Turners Club). Candles for cemetery use will only be available at the Parish Office located in the Parish Pastoral Center, weekdays from 8:00AM to 3:00PM, at a cost of $3.00 per candle.

Pavers, Borders & Fencing
Please be aware that pavers, stone borders and fencing are not permitted around graves as they are maintenance hazards that increase insurance risks. Such items will be removed by our maintenance staff. The parish cemetery regulations are available above as well as posted on the lower level of the grounds, across from the maintenance building. If you have any questions, please contact the Pastoral Center Office at 724.775.3940.

Parish Cemetery News
Spring cleanup of our parish cemetery is about to begin. Please take away all Christmas decorations by March 15, 2017, after which all remaining decorations will be removed and discarded. As always, please follow the cemetery rules/guidelines which are posted above as well as by the lower entrance to the grounds. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.