Gethsemane Cemetery & Mausoleum

St. Paul’s R.C. Church
Gethsemane Cemetery
and Mausoleum
3139 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605


Burial Planning in Reading, PA

Pre-planning is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and your loved ones.

At everyone’s death, the proper disposition of his or her mortal remains becomes the difficult responsibility of someone. If he or she has not previously accepted this unwanted but inevitable obligation, someone must accept it for them. You see, it is never a question of whether it will be done, but rather when and by whom.

Pre-planning your burial arrangements allows for a matter of choice rather than a matter of necessity, giving a voice to the one who has passed.

We understand that discussing end of life situations can be difficult, but what better way to have that conversation than with everyone present. When you pre-plan, you allow everyone to take part in the process, eliminating the question we hear time after time. What would he or she have wanted? Having everyone present to listen to and discuss all the available options, in a more relaxed atmosphere, allows for rational decision making based on what best meets your needs, rather than allowing emotions to influence your decisions during a time of loss.

While it is possible that life insurance will help to defray the cost of your funeral expenses, it is NOT possible for life insurance to make the most difficult decisions of your survivor’s lives.

Pre-planning also allows you to save that financial burden from being passed on to another family member at the time of need. By making your purchases today, you have not only eliminated that burden for someone else, but you have protected yourself and them from rising costs.

At Gethsemane Cemetery, we would welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and your family to allow you to be able to begin that conversation. If you would like a personal tour of all your available options, we would be happy to meet with you at Gethsemane Cemetery. If you are more comfortable in the privacy of your own home, we would be happy to come to you. Either way, there is never any obligation.

Please take a moment to visit our Burial & Memorial Options page to see what it is Gethsemane Cemetery has to offer.

If you would like to begin the conversation or would just like some additional information, feel free to Contact Us.