Churches Worth Driving To

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 in the All Saints Mausoleum Chapel.  There are also Masses for special occasions, such as Memorial Day and All Souls Day.  

Hours  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.  Holy Cross cemetery itself is open 8 a.m. – sunset.

Fellow parishioners People with loved ones buried in the cemetery; some tourists.

Parking There is ample parking on the roadways throughout the cemetery.  The grounds are quite large for a cemetery.

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 was founded in 1887 by Archbishop Patrick Riordan on 300 acres of farmland when the City of San Francisco’s Mt. Calvary Cemetery was nearing capacity.  Hundreds of thousands have been buried in the cemetery since, and there is sufficient capacity to continuing burials for 150 years or more.  Famous people buried at the cemetery include former California Governor Edmund “Pat” Brown, Yankee slugger Joe DiMaggio and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, assassinated in 1978.  Stroll the grounds and enjoy beautiful old buildings, monuments to the deceased, stately old trees and well maintained grounds.  The cemetery welcomes visitors; groups and students can call and ask about walking tours.  Pick up a walking brochure at the cemetery office.  Click here for a video tour of the cemetery:  The All Saints Mausoleum Chapel is adorned with beautiful stained glass images of Christ and the saints.  More than 1.5 million people are buried in 17 cemeteries in Colma, a two-square mile city with only 1,600 residents.