Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum Unveils Plans for The Baldacchino – Davis Design


At the Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum’s Memorial Day Celebration, the Bishop of Lincoln revealed a new project that will undoubtedly capture the hearts of the Lincoln community. Introducing “The Baldacchino”, an awe-inspiring outdoor structure and altar designed by Davis Design. 


Inspired by the iconic baldachin at Saint Peter’s Basilica, “The Baldacchino” will serve as a symbol of remembrance for beloved family members and friends. This remarkable centerpiece will provide a protective shelter for the altar, establishing a sacred space for introspection, solace, and prayer. 


Three columbariums will be positioned around the altar, with one specifically serving as a backdrop, contributing to the perpetuation of the cemetery by providing over 450

internment locations. 


The altar will be adorned with a granite cross and a striking bronze corpus, exuding an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity. The canopy will feature meticulously crafted laser-cut designs with a copper-plated finish, adorned with symbology representing each of the parishes within the Lincoln area of the Diocese. 


Davis Design, a long-standing pillar in the Lincoln community, is honored to be entrusted with this project. With over a century of experience, Davis Design offers an all-inclusive range of services, including architecture, engineering, interior design, contract furnishings, and construction administration. Their expertise and dedication will ensure that “The Baldacchino” becomes a testament to craftsmanship and artistic excellence. 


“We are honored to be part of this project and contribute to the beauty and solace it will bring to Lincoln families,” said Kevin Riley, Senior Associate, Senior Architectural Designer with Davis Design. “The Baldacchino will stand as a testament to the enduring faith and remembrance of community members.”  


The Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Lincoln’s only catholic cemetery and mausoleum, is a nonprofit ministry of the Diocese of Lincoln. Committed to providing compassionate care to families during times of loss, they have been offering Catholic burial services for countless individuals in need. 


To learn more about “The Baldacchino” project and how you can support this addition to Calvary’s landscape, please visit