All Saints Mausoleum Chapel, Colma
Name of Church: All Saints Mausoleum
Address: 1500 Mission Road, Colma, CA 94014
Phone number: (650) 756-2060
Mass times: 1st Saturdays, 11 a.m., celebrated by a visiting priest. There are also Masses for special occasions, such as Memorial Day and All Souls Day, held in the larger mausoleum toward the back of the property (All Saints is off Mission Road as you enter). San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer will celebrate a 125th anniversary Mass in the larger mausoleum on Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Holy Cross cemetery itself is open from 8 a.m. – sunset.
Fellow parishioners: Often relatives and friends of the deceased, sometimes tourists.
Parking: Ample parking. Park on the road, but as the monthly Mass draws about 300, you might have to walk a bit.
Additional observations: All Saints Mausoleum is the smaller of two mausoleums at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, the oldest and largest cemetery in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Holy Cross is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding this year. Archbishop Patrick Riordan opened the cemetery in 1887 on 300 acres of farmland. It has since become the final resting place of 400,000, including many prominent residents of the Bay area. Baseball great Joe DiMaggio is among the best known of those interred there; you can also find the gravesites of archbishops, prominent politicians, business leaders and artists. Stroll around and enjoy beautiful old buildings, monuments to the deceased and well-maintained grounds. The cemetery welcomes visitors; groups and students can call and ask about walking tours. The cemetery is not yet half full, and due to the increasing popularity of cremation, could continue to accept new persons for burial for the next 300 years.