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Approximately one mile outside of loop 1604 on Nacogdoches Road is "one of the best kept secrets of The Archdiocese of San Antonio". That secret is Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum. Archbishop Robert Lucey acquired the land for Holy Cross Cemetery in 1958. At that time Holy Cross was located approximately 6 miles outside San Antonios city limits, today Holy Cross Cemetery is located well within our city limits. The first burial of Holy Cross Cemetery took place on November 20, 1962 when Mrs. Ruth Griffith Herdy, a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church, was laid to rest. Currently Holy Cross Cemetery has interred approximately 5000 fellow Christians. The total acreage of Holy Cross is 161 acres; at this point only the middle 30 acres have been developed for ground burial and a beautiful chapel mausoleum for entombment. Other features include a section for clergy and religious orders as well as beautiful religious statues.
One of the first impressions you get from Holy Cross Cemetery is the "park like" appearance of the cemetery grounds. This is due to the fact that a large percentage of graves at Holy Cross require a ground level headstone. The result is a neat, peaceful look for the cemetery. One need only to enter our grounds to realize that you are in a very special place. Holy Cross Cemetery is the final resting place for the mortal remains of two Archbishops and many other priests and other religious orders.
Besides a professional, caring staff and beautiful grounds, Holy Cross also offers special masses through out the year which include: the second Saturday of every month for our dearly departed, Memorial Day and All Souls Day. I truly believe Catholics and their families find comfort in the fact that their loved ones are buried in holy land as we await the second coming our savior Jesus Christ.