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Deep Traditions Rooted in Catholic Faith, Hope, and Love

As an extension of the local Catholic parishes, Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of San Jose was founded on the traditions of faith, hope, and love. We provide a sacred place for burial with reverent care. It is a place where your family can remember you or your loved ones in a peaceful and hope-filled setting close to your home. We offer you three locations: Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, Calvary Cemetery in East San Jose, and St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Milpitas, CA. We welcome you and your family to come and visit our sacred grounds and experience these peaceful, prayerful places for yourself.

Family Support

Services We Offer at Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese

Services we offer at Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of San Jose range from burial pre-planning and making funeral arrangements to offering community workshops and seminars. Our main mission is to honor and preserve local Catholic funeral traditions. We help individuals, couples, and families plan Catholic funeral services adhering to the church’s funeral etiquette and their personal religious beliefs. A traditional Catholic funeral mass and memorial service contain a vigil, liturgy, and rite of committal. Burial may take place in any of our three Catholic cemeteries, which include traditional gravesites for in-ground burial and indoor and outdoor crypts and mausoleums for cremated remains. In helping you plan funeral or burial services according to your wishes, our hard-working, experienced staff is dedicated to helping you obtain peace of mind.

Why Choose Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of San Jose?

The death of a loved one creates a challenging time in most people’s lives. Many decisions must be made immediately. Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of San Jose will help ensure your loved one meets their eternal life with faith, hope, and love. We’re here to assist you with all the necessary steps to make the funeral arrangements go as smoothly as possible. We can guide you through the process of ordering the death certificate to place an obituary and choosing a burial option and location. We offer many local community resources to aid you with anything from dealing with grief to arranging for hospice care. Our family counselors are also available to answer questions at any time. We’re sensitive to the diversity of cultural traditions surrounding the death. As such, we’ve made it our mission to serve families with the compassion, dignity, and respect they deserve during difficult times.

How Do We Tie Faith with Hope for Catholic Parishioners?

Through our regularly scheduled workshops, we will help you take care of your Advance Directives (Power of Attorney for Health Care) to state your requests regarding health care if you cannot do so for yourself. You’ll be able to select and name the person that should carry out your final wishes. Through this directive, your family and health care providers will respect and appreciate this legal statement and be grateful for the clarity and certainty you have provided. We also offer workshops on various end-of-life issues from a Catholic perspective to tie together the concepts of faith and hope.

Love: Passing on Your Gifts to Friends, Family, & Community

Your Catholic religious beliefs indicate all things come from God, and you are the steward of God’s gifts. As a steward, your love and wishes are to pass on your gifts to your family, friends, and community. Through the partnership of the Diocese of San Jose’s Stewardship and Development office, we offer you regularly scheduled seminars from an experienced estate planning and probate lawyer. You’ll receive peace of mind attending these informative seminars by getting your basic questions answered. Let us help you and your family by providing you with additional tips and pointers for your estate planning and how to pass on your gifts. We urge you to reach out to us for more information about our services.


Pre-Plan with Catholic Cemeteries and Get Back to What Matters Most in Life