Mount Olivet Open House - Saturday May 11th

from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm

A perfect, private opportunity with Family Service Counselors to discuss "Planning Ahead" and tour our burial options.

This is a beautiful opportunity to visit our cemetery, talk with Family Service Counselors, and understand the benefits associated with planning ahead.

It pays to plan.

  • Special Discounts available only at the Open House..
  • Special "pre-Construction" pricing still available at Our Lady of the Rosary Cremation Garden for the Open House.
  • 0% Interest through 2024.

Receive a $50 Visa Gift Card when you purchase before May 31st.
Prior sales excluded. Some restrictions apply.

Mount Olivet Cemetery


Mount Olivet Cemetery began with the purchase of 50 acres of land on Delaware Avenue by Father Francis F. Kelly of Ascension Parish, North Tonawanda, in 1908. It was intended to serve the people of the northern suburbs. By 1923, Father Kelly had purchased an additional 62 acres.

Bishop Charles H. Colton consecrated the cemetery on Oct. 11, 1908. The first mausoleum project of Catholic Cemeteries took place at Mount Olivet. Holy Family Mausoleum, dedicated by Bishop Edward D. Head in September 1979, graces the central mall of this cemetery.

There are over 50,000 burials in the cemetery. There are still 12 acres of undeveloped land for future cemetery use. Bishop William Turner is buried here near the old chapel as are many priests of the diocese. There is also a monument honoring Bishop John A. Duffy, seventh bishop of Buffalo (1937-1944).

Take a video tour of Mt. Olivet Cemetery



Mount Olivet serves as the administrative office for the Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

All cemetery grounds are open from 7:30 a.m. until dusk

All mausoleum buildings are open daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The favorable location on Delaware and Elmwood Avenues has many Buffalo area Catholics turning to Mount Olivet in preference to older cemeteries.

Cemetery Site Maps

West Guide Map
East Guide Map