St. Patrick's
St. Patrick's 

231 W Atkinson St
PO Box 514
Sheffield, Illinois 61361

Phone: (815) 454-8062


St. Patrick's Parish Cemetery

For any information regarding burial records, please see the Services - Schedules page. Information requests must be made in writing and mailed to the rectory.


Our cemetery is located 2.5 miles south east of Sheffield, on County Road 750E.

Physical address, 12900 750 E, Buda, Illinois.

Cemetery lay trustees are:

   - Mr Dave Hahne,

   - Mr Don Maas,


If you wish to purchase a plot (easement purchase), have a committal, set a new stone or monument, please contact the pastor first. Information will be forwarded to one of the cemetery trustees.


The basic guidelines and polices are as follows: 

SPS Cemetery guidelines 2016.pdf
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SPS Cemetery polices 2017.pdf
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Below is a sample Easement Purchase certificate. If you already paid for a plot and would like something to keep for future records, please contact a cemetery trustee so that they can prepare a certificate for you.

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Below is a map of our cemetery. It is approximately 8 acreas in area.

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There are traditions for the orientation of our loved ones in the family plots. Normally the casket is laid with the feet and face pointed towards the east. Just as Catholic churches are, by tradition, orientated east-west, have the sanctuary on the east side, the side of the rising Sun. The rising Sun is a symbol of new life, and the setting Sun, death. Our Savior is present in the Eucharist in the sanctuary then on the east side, and we face the east, the Son, asking God for Divine aide. We, the faithful arrive and depart on the west side, recognizing our nothingness without God's grace. Married couples are placed with the husband on the left and the wife on the right, just as when they were married before God in his Church. The groom was on the left side of the sanctuary, the bride on the right.