Holy Cross Cemetery

September 14, 2022 6pm Vespers at the cemetery


4955 Evergreen Way
Washougal, WA  98671

The Catholic cemetery is the final resting place for the members of our Faith Community on our Journey to God. It is the gate of heaven. Burial in the consecrated ground of the Catholic cemetery allows you to share your faith values with future generations of your family. This legacy of faith is your gift to them.


November is the month the Church especially dedicates to praying for the dead. To encourage this holy practice, the Church offers a daily plenary indulgence for the souls in purgatory, under the usual conditions (right intention, reconciliation, Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Pope) to those who visit a cemetery in the period of Nov. 1-8. She offers a partial indulgence at other times.



On May 9, 1900, Anton and Barbara Gresz donated approximately 1.7 acres to the Diocese of Nesqually for the creation of a new church and cemetery.  Holy Cross Cemetery in Washougal in Clark County was established on this site. Holy Cross Cemetery was also known as the Washougal Catholic Cemetery.

Administered by:
 St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
324 NE Oak St.
Camas, WA 98607
Year Established: 1900


Contact the Parish Office for current pricing and events scheduled at our cemetery.

New Columbarium installed Spring of 2022. 

48 Niches available for cremated remains.

If you would like to download a brochure of the cemetery, click on the following link:

If you would like to download a copy of the cemetery Rules and Regulations,
click on the following link:                                                                               RULES AND REGULATIONS

If you would like to download information on Catholic Burial Rites,
click on the following link:
                           CATHOLIC BURIAL RITES





This video is a clear description of the three-part journey of Christian burial. It explains the importance of the Vigil, the Funeral Mass, and the Rite of Committal. The Vigil allows time for the living to tell stories about the deceased – essentially focusing on their life. The Funeral Mass focuses on the hope for the future – that our faith teaches that death has no victory – we have hope for eternal life. The Rite of Committal is the final goodbye for the loved ones and is a reminder of the importance of the reverent care of the deceased that our faith requires.




Eagle Scout project:
Noah Scherwinski


Information about 

Cremation and the Order of Christian Funerals from USCCB


Eagle Scout project Jeff
Eagle Scout Project -
Jeff Fadlovich

Visit our
for help in planning funeral liturgies.

Eagle Scout project -
Paul Meany


Information on a bereavement program offered by Peace Health Hospital

Visit FIND-A-GRAVE website to see photos of the markers in our cemetery