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The Cathedral Mausoleum

The Mausoleum is a unique and sacred site, built for the ages, that replicates the tradition of the early Church to place the remains of the faithful at the grounds of the Church. There you will discover the gentle murmuring of a fountain as you enter the Cathedral Mausoleum. Designed to capture the dimensions and filtered light of the cathedral above, the mood is at once sacred and welcoming.  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.

Operated by Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS), a Ministry of the Diocese, the mausoleum has a variety of interment options for both those selecting traditional burial and those choosing cremation.

For More Information:

Please call the Mausoleum Office at 510-496-7271, or visit Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services.

Parking information and printable map (pdf).