Our history book by author, Jean Bartlett, is also available. Please stop by the office to purchase one for yourself or as a gift.
April 22, 2016
September 29, 2012
Please join us on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 between 4-6:30pm in the Holy Spirit Chapel in Holy Cross Cemetery. Jean Bartlett, Author (more…)
September 27, 2012
Please join Jean Bartlett, author and long-time Pacifica Tribune writer on Saturday, November 10 between 2-4pm to discuss her most recently published book, “125 Years of History, Ministry and Service” at Florey’s Book Co. (more…)
September 25, 2012
A brand new History Book about Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma written by Jean Bartlett with cover art by Hugh Zeng is now available for sale for $20. Books may be purchased at the cemetery office and by mail. Please add $3 postage to purchase by mail.
June 4, 2012
Cemeteries celebrate history; they mark time and hold stories. For 125 years, Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery has been the repository of the history of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, it has witnessed the passage of time and treasured the stories told on her grounds. This year, we celebrate Holy Cross – the place and give gratitude for Holy Cross – the people. There is a wonderful song that we will use in our 125th Anniversary Mass: The Song of the Body of Christ. It says, “We come to share our story, we come to break the bread, we come to know our rising from the dead.” This speaks powerfully to the experience of Holy Cross Cemetery. We have come here over generations to tell our family stories, to tell the story of our community and our Archdiocese. (more…)
May 30, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012 – 10am until 1pm. Free cemetery walking tour in association with Colma Historical Society . Hear the stories of Governors Pat Brown and John Downey. visit the tombs of Joe DiMaggio, Senator James Fair, Michael de Young and A.P. Gianni. Vist the Calvary Mound and the Priests’ Circle. Meet at the main entrance at 10am – comfortable shoes strongly recommended. A buffet will be served following the tour. For more information, please call the cemetery office at 650.756.2060.
February 21, 2012
Our “Cookbook of Memories” is now available for sale at $10 per book. This Cookbook of Memories holds special recipes of loved ones who are interred in Holy Cross and favorite recipes of our Holy Cross Staff. You may stop by the office to purchase or, if you wish to order by mail, plesase send your name, address and a check for $13 ($10 for the book & $3 postage).
February 20, 2012
Please share with us as we celebrate 125 years with a Special Anniversary Mass on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Holy Cross Mausoleum Chapel at 11:00 am. Archbishop Niederauer will celebrate this Special Mass.
February 7, 2012
In honor of the 125th Anniversary of Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma, we will be happy to discount $125 from your new purchase. Create your heritage and tell your story at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. For use only on the new purchase of a grave, crypt or niche.
October 7, 2011
As food has always been a comfort to families who have experienced a loss, it seems only fitting that Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery would create a cookbook in honor of its 125th Anniversary. We would like to create a cookbook of memories – special recipes of your loved ones who are interred in Holy Cross. As the families we serve are from so many different cultures and backgrounds, our book should be a delicious mix of memories and interesting dishes to make. If your Grandmother, Mom, Dad or Great Uncle Sam made a special dish and is interred in Holy Cross, we hope that you will share that favorite recipe.
You may forward your recipe to the attention of Christine Stinson by email firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail to Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, P.O. Box 1577, Colma, CA 940l4 or drop it off at our office (or All Saints Mausoleum on the weekends). Please include your loved one’s name, date of burial and grave location with the recipe. Also, please include your name and contact information.
We hope to have the cookbooks ready at the beginning of 2012 – our Anniversary Year. Proceeds of this cookbook will go to a special cemetery restoration fund allowing us to preserve our history and the stories of all who are interred here.
Thank you for sharing your recipes, stories and memories with us!