St. Joseph

History

St. Joseph Cemetery and Funeral Center is among the finest and largest in our community. The lush greens and sprawling vineyards of this historical cemetery are proudly maintained and cared for, creating a peaceful, serene experience for our visitors. St. Joseph cemetery was established in 1914 and is situated upon 58 acres of land.  The Good Shepard mausoleum was completed in 1928 and is situated as a center focal point of the cemetery. Our newly constructed funeral center offers beautiful chapels and a large reception room to support the needs of our families.  Our mission is to serve our community by offering a complete range of cemetery and funeral options and maintaining a place for prayer, reflection, hope and remembrance for generations to come.

The lush grounds are proudly maintained and cared for, creating a peaceful, serene experience for our visitors. In 2008, St. Joseph planted vineyards in the rolling hills of the cemetery to provide grapes for sacramental wine in the Oakland Diocese. Rock Wall Wine Company of Alameda is producing a sacramental rosé wine using 100% of the grapes grown at the cemetery.

Services and Features

St. Joseph’s Cemetery provides options for traditional ground burial, cremation niches, mausoleum crypts, and family estates. In addition, St. Joseph’s provides funeral and cremation services to the community, becoming a complete resource for your funeral and cemetery needs. Whether you are interested in advanced planning or in need of immediate assistance, our Family Service Counselors and Funeral staff are available to offer support and guidance to our families.

St. Joseph’s Cemetery also offers various programs and events for our faith community. When you purchase cemetery property at St. Joseph’s you are contributing to the Legacy of Faith program, and may be eligible for a tax deduction based on the value of the property you select. Special events are hosted on Mother’s Day, All Soul’s Day, and other days throughout the year to join together as a community and celebrate the lives that have gone before us.

Memorial Mass is held on the first Saturday of each month.