Location 490 Lincoln St. Santa Clara, CA 95050 Telephone: 408-296-4656 Facsimile: 408-296-3021 Email: Click Here Office Hours 9:00 to 4:00 Mon-Fri 9:00 to 3:00 Saturday Cemetery Grounds 8:00 to 6:00 Year Round Directions(interactive)
A Cremation Niche is a personalized, above ground space where a loved ones urn is placed inside and sealed. Santa Clara Mission Cemetery offers many Niche choices and locations throughout the cemetery. Choices include single, double, and 4-place indoor, outdoor, glass, marble or granite fronts. Indoor glass front niches, located in both St. Clare Chapel and St. Joseph Mausoleum, provide a unique viewing of the urn, a framed photo, and other small family tributes placed with the urn. Outdoor marble or granite front niches offer families a chance to visit in a quite, natural outdoor setting. In 1963 the Catholic Church eliminated its prohibition against cremation. Although cremation represents a means of disposition preferred by many, it is not the “final disposition” – burial is.