St. Michael’s Cemetery was established in 1880 for parishioners of the Tri-Valley area. More than a century later, the Diocese of Oakland Catholic Cemeteries assumed responsibility for St. Michael’s Cemetery on January 1, 1999 and expanded the services to more fully minister to the local and regional Catholic community.
The cemetery grounds extend across a quaint fifteen-acre property, designed to meet the needs of our faith community. Most of the cemetery is already developed for ground burials, with Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Michael’s Section being our newest additions. There is a new columbarium in St. Michael’s Section for burial of cremated remains, and space for burial of cremated remains in Our Lady of the Rosary Urn Garden. New garden crypts have been added to St. Michael’s in 2013, allowing St. Michael’s to offer traditional above ground burials.
Services and Features
Over the course of the cemetery’s 130 years of service, more than 2,000 committal services have taken place. St. Michael’s Cemetery offers a large variety of options for traditional ground burial, cremation niche, mausoleum crypts, and family estates. In addition, St. Michael’s Cemetery provides funeral and cremation services to the community, becoming a complete resource for your cemetery and funeral 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. Michael’s Cemetery also offers various programs and events for our faith community. When you purchase cemetery property at St. Michael’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.