Embryo Remains Burial

Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter (SHG) facilitates communal Embryo Remains Burial for embryos who perish in IVF labs and clinics.

• SHG outreaches to IVF clinics, asking that the clinic present the option of burial to its patients. Click here to see our Clinic Outreach materials.
• When a patient informs the clinic that they would like the remains buried by SHG, the clinic ships the remains to our Minnesota office.
Embryo Remains Burial overview
Request for Burial form
• Once SHG receives the embryo remains, they are brought to a licensed funeral home where they are kept until the day of the burial.

Burials are held at 10 a.m. on the Saturdays listed below, in conjunction with Fetal Remains Burial for families who have experienced a miscarriage. Each burial begins with a service in the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum followed by a procession to the grave site.

Attendance by the family is not a requirement for having remains buried by SHG.  We offer it as an opportunity for remembrance and healing. Families of all faiths are invited to participate.

Should a family prefer to visit the gravesite on a day other than that of the burial, they are welcome to visit as often as they like during regular Cemetery operating hours. Contact SHG at 612-578-0377 or info@sacredheartguardians.org for assistance locating an embryo’s gravesite location.

Resurrection Cemetery is located at 2101 Lexington Avenue South, Mendota Heights, MN 55120. For information and directions to Resurrection Cemetery, Click Here.

Quarterly Embryo Remains Burial Services

February 3, 2018
May 5, 2018
August 4, 2018
November 3, 2018

Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter is grateful for the support and services provided by the partnership of The Catholic Cemeteries, specifically Resurrection Cemetery and Gill Brothers Funeral Homes.

For more information, contact Laura at 612-578-0377 or laura@sacredheartguardians.org.