Restore & Preserve

Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Georgetown University have been working together to renew Holy Rood Cemetery and to preserve it for the future. Cemetery restoration includes:  

  • Redesigning and enhancing the entrance
  • Installing an ornamental fence and gate
  • Resetting the fallen headstones
  • Landscaping the cemetery
  • Repairing the roadway
  • Restoring the brownstone crypt

Holy Trinity is allocating a portion of the proceeds of columbarium niche sales to a Perpetual Care Endowment to preserve Holy Rood in perpetuity. In addition, Holy Trinity and Georgetown University have established a joint Management Committee to monitor conditions at Holy Rood and to identify future maintenance needs.