November 7th through March 1st: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March 2nd through November 6th: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enclosed Area Mausoleums, Columbaria and Chapels
Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: No Burials
Cemeteries are open for Visiting Hours only. Cemetery offices
are open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No burials are conducted.
Saturday Memorial Mass is held the first Saturday of each
month at 11:00 a.m.
Our mission is to provide guidance and wisdom on end of-life services. While we do charge for our services
in what has become a very commercial industry, we are committed as a charity to offer innovative programs
that provide financial assistance, free options, and programs to meet the needs of our faith community.
Pastoral Care Program
All Souls Remembrance Program
Mother Teresa Program
Family Heritage Program
Precious Lives Program
Pastoral Care Program
CFCS is here to help bereaved Catholic families suffering the loss of a loved one. Too often, that suffering is combined with physical and social isolation, and the Church has a chance to fill the void of loss with faith and compassion. Our qualified Pastoral Ministers’ will make contact with our recently bereaved families, offering prayer, consolation, and comfort to those in a time of suffering.
CFCS offers at no charge, to anyone, of any faith, who has cremated remains at home or is considering scattering, the dignified committal of the remains at any of our cemeteries. The committal will occur at the All Souls Remembrance Crypt and then the remains will be permanently interred within the consecrated grounds of the Catholic Cemetery
This unique program allows for graves or crypts already owned by families to be transformed into a family estate. Depending on the grave or crypt selected, a number of cremated remains can typically be added. The plot will serve as a family’s final gathering place, allowing family members who have lived apart to be together on their final journey.
This program provides caring funeral and cemetery financial support for those who have suffered the loss of a child. The program also provides sacred interment services in the Order of Christian Funerals, for hospitals within the community, for the death of an unborn child at any of our Catholic Cemeteries.
The Cathedral of Christ the Light Mausoleum offers a variety of niches and crypts. Located, in Oakland, in the heart of Lake Merritt, we can provide you with the memorial service your loved one deserves.Beautifully designed, the Mausoleum rests below the main altar of the magnificent Cathedral.
The Mausoleum is a unique and sacred site, just below the Cathedral. Built for the ages, it replicates the tradition of the early Church to place the remains of the faithful at the grounds of the Church. Designed to capture the dimensions and filtered light of the cathedral above, the mood is sacred and welcoming as you enter the Mausoleum and discover the gentle serenity of a foundation amidst the beautiful Carrara marble. The mausoleum has 1,300 spaces for crypts and 1,850 niches for cremated remains. There are also 12 crypts reserved for the past, present, and future Bishops of Oakland.
The first Bishop of Oakland, the Most Reverend Floyd Begin, was re-interred in the mausoleum at a special service on November 2, 2008.
Services and Features
The Cathedral of Christ the Light Mausoleum has a variety of options for crypt and cremation interments.Whether you are interested in advanced planning or in need of immediate assistance, our Family Service Advisors are available to offer support and guidance to our families.
The Cathedral of Christ the Light also offers various special programs and events for our faith community throughout the year, serving the living and honoring loved ones that have gone before us.