This cemetery is on the grounds of Immaculate Conception parish in Jamaica Estates, Queens, and is exclusive to members of the Passionist order. The Passionists founded the parish in 1924, when they purchased 16 acres of hillside property and established a monastery, church, school, and gardens. The cemetery has been used since the 1960s as a burial place for senior priests from Immaculate Conception Monastery and elsewhere.
The small cemetery contains the graves of about 70 Passionist priests and brothers. Dates on the headstones range from 1961 to present. In addition to the graves, the cemetery has memorials to a number of Passionist missionaries who died overseas. Among those buried in the Passionist Cemetery is Rev. Leo Joseph Gorman, who for many years hosted “The Sunday Mass” syndicated television program.