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Catholic Cemeteries 

Catholic cemeteries are a ministry to both the deceased and the bereaved, offering hope and consolation in our shared belief in the Resurrection.

Holy Cross

The Archdiocese of San Francisco’s seven Catholic cemeteries have been a blessed home of sacred respite commemorating life’s journey for generations of Catholic families in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties.

The Catholic Cemeteries celebrate stories of life, bonds of love and the tradition of faith.  These are sacred spaces: places where we come to remember, to grieve and to pray.  Each of our cemeteries has its own fascinating history; all hold stories of great lives in our history, our communities and our families. Working closely with parishes throughout the Archdiocese, Catholic Cemeteries are the modern version of parish cemeteries.  As we have prayed together in community, so we are laid to rest within our Catholic community of faith.

While the grave represents the sadness of an earthly loss, in a Catholic cemetery it is a genuine sign of hope for everlasting life. We welcome you to visit or call our Catholic cemeteries where we are honored and privileged to offer you and your loved ones the compassion, comfort and hope of the risen Christ.

Your Catholic Cemeteries offer a variety of options for both burial and cremation.

Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma 
The oldest cemetery in Colma opened in 1887

Holy Cross Cemetery, Menlo Park
The cemetery established in 1882 serves Southern San Mateo County

Our Lady of the Pillar Cemetery, Half Moon Bay
The first burial took place here in 1921

St. Anthony Cemetery, Pescadero
The coastal land for this cemetery in San Mateo County was procured in 1876

Mt. Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael

The land was a gift to Archbishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany in 1880

Tomales Cemetery, Tomales
Originally Our Lady of the Assumption parish cemetery in rural West Marin

St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery, Bolinas
Formerly the Briones family cemetery, later gifted to the archdiocese

Contact us for more information about any of our Catholic cemeteries or to begin the process of planning ahead. It is our privilege to serve you.


Monica Williams
Monica J. Williams, Director of Cemeteries

mjwilliams@holycrosscemeteries.com
650-756-2060
650-757-0752 fax
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