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All Souls Day Cemetery Procession

Annual St. Mary Basilica and Assumption Church Event

It all started in 1861. As the Civil War was beginning, Bishop Elder realized that Plot 1, was filling up--don’t forget that our early church members from Spanish Days were being transferred from the graveyard where the basilica grounds are located. (The Catholic Board of Trustees bought this ground in 1823 just as The Natchez Cemetery opens.)

J.E.Guercio, Chairman for StMBA


All Souls Day James Hardie builder of St. Mary Cathedral recognized on All Souls Day 2017

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William Maier on Catholic Hill – November 5 2017

James Hardie, the builder/contractor for St. Mary Cathedral in Natchez, has no grave marker. His wife, Jane, and daughter, Margret, and brother, Alexander, are buried in Plot 1, lot 26… View slideshow


Remembering All Souls Day

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All Souls Day 2016

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All Souls Day 2015



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Catholic Hill – Natchez City Cemetery


Lithograph on stone - St. Mary Cathedral