For centuries Catholics have been given the privilege of being buried in the consecrated ground of our own cemeteries.
Mansfield Catholic Cemetery has served as a final resting place for Mansfield area Catholics since 1860s. Rev. Joseph Gallager, the first resident pastor of Saint Peter’s Parish purchased the grounds for a Catholic cemetery.
Before Mansfield Catholic Cemetery was established, parishioners were buried in the cemetery in Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Shelby Settlement.
In 2002, Prince of Peace Catholic Cemetery was established on the east side of Mansfield in Madison Township. Prince of Peace Cemetery is located on 14 acres and has enough space for 2,000 graves over the next 100 or more years.
Today, the cemeteries are still managed by St. Peter’s Parish staff, and overseen by a committee with representatives from St. Peter’s, St Mary’s and Resurrection Parish.
The goal of the Mansfield Catholic Cemeteries Committee is to establish a self-sustaining perpetual fund for the long-term care of our cemeteries.