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Holy Cross Cemetery
Santa Cruz, California
2271 Seventh Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Phone: (831) 475-3222
FAX: (831) 475-6132

Email: holyXcem@att.net


The current Holy Cross Cemetery was established in 1943 to supplement the depleted space of the original Old Holy Cross cemetery (established 1853) which is located around the block. The cemetery began and continues to be a flush monument only (no upright headstones), but added mausoleum complexes starting in the 1950's. The newest addition, completed in 1997, surrounds the Chapel mausoleum complex and features murals depicting scenes from the life of Christ.

The cemetery serves the Holy Cross Parish community, as well as the parishes of St. Joseph's, Resurrection, Star of The Sea, and nearby parishes in Corralitos, Watsonville, Felton, and Scott's Valley.


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Services provided at Holy Cross Cemetery

Ground Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery provides a selection of ground interment property to individuals and families on an immediate need basis and also for pre-planning. Double depth and traditional side by side (single) burials can be arranged.

holycross_sc.jpg (57446 bytes)Crypt Entombment: For individuals and families who prefer above ground interment, our Garden mausoleum complex offers single and companion arrangements. 

Cremated Remains: Holy Cross provides for the permanent care and memorialization of cremated remains. Individuals and families may select from ground burial in urn sites that range in value.  Above ground inurnment in specially designed niches are also available from. 

Services: Labor fees for interment services (known as opening & closing), apply when a gravesite, mausoleum or niche site is prepared for the interment service. Outer burial receptacles (burial or urn vaults) are required where applicable within the cemetery. The Cemetery offers Committal services in our St. Charles Chapel, or at Graveside, Cryptside and Nicheside at no extra charge.

Memorialization: Memorial Monuments (headstones) may be arranged through the cemetery office. Currently, only flat granite and bronze memorials are allowed. We also offer memorial pictures, benches, religious emblems and statues in specific areas throughout the cemetery.

Payment Terms: A minimum deposit of 10% is required on pre-need purchases, however, special terms are also available for people in need. Interest free financing is available. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Hours of Visitation: 8:00 a.m. to dusk each day of the year.

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, (appointments are appreciated).

Mass: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered at 9:30 on the first Saturday of each month in our cemetery Chapel.