Catholic Cemeteries are signs of hope that provide a place for witness to our belief in the resurrection promised through Jesus Christ. These sacred, serene grounds provide places of prayer, reverence and peace. Burial in a Catholic Cemetery provides important and tangible benefits that simply cannot be duplicated in a non-denominational setting. For those of the Catholic faith, Catholic Cemeteries represent a continuation of the Catholic experience essential to the departed and their family during this time of need. Catholic Cemeteries embrace this role and embody our Catholic tradition by expressing it through every act and interaction. In Catholic Cemeteries, you can trust that the depth of your Catholic faith will be honored and affirmed throughout this time of difficult transition.
The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of San Jose offers more than one-time services at the cemetery. As a ministry of the church, we believe that our responsibility is to care for you and your loved ones before, during, and after a death occurs and the need for traditional cemetery services arise.
Owned and operated by the Diocese of San Jose, the Catholic Cemeteries have been serving the Bay Area for over a century. The Catholic Cemeteries provide a sacred place for committal with reverent care. It is a place where your family can remember deceased loved ones in a peaceful and hope-filled setting. Click here for the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of San Jose.
The Catholic Cemeteries Staff is committed to:
* Serving families of the deceased with compassion
* Treating all people with dignity and respect
* Being sensitive to the diversity of culture and tradition surrounding death.
We view this ministry as an extension of parish ministry to the sick and dying. As their ministry is a “Corporal Work of Mercy”, our counselors are non-commissioned. The Family Service Counselors are happy to answer your questions and assist you in deciding about a pre-arrangement plan. In order to serve you, our counselors can:
* Assist in making decisions about burial or placement locations in the cemetery.
* Help create a financial plan if necessary.
* Work with the parish and the funeral home in arranging times for the rites and burials.
* Discuss the details of the committal service.
* Prepare the grounds and have available staff prepared for the arrival of the family.
* Close the burial, mausoleum or crypt site on the day of the interment.
* Assist in the selection and design of a memorial (headstone or plaque, etc.).