Funerals & St. James Cemetery


The Apostle Paul tells us that “We do not grieve like others who have no hope.” From these words we learn two things, first that we most certainly have hope in Jesus Christ, but that even so, we still grieve. Yet our losses are always tempered with the hope of faith. We hope that this page will help you prepare for the rituals associated with the death of a loved one. Whether you are planning your own funeral or a funeral for someone else, the process reminds us of the finality of death, and the pain associated with letting go. We hope to hold out to you the promise of hope in Jesus Christ, and a helping hand, to help you through this time of loss, pain, and transition. Be assured that you will be in our prayers during this difficult journey from death to life. Funerals at St. James are generally arranged through our local funeral directors. If you need help contacting them, please contact our parish office and we will be happy to assist you.

The funeral liturgy is comprised of the wake service, the funeral Mass and the committal. The wake service involves prayers, opportunities for sharing, and a wide variety of expressions of grief. The funeral Mass allows us to gather around the Altar as one body centered in the Eucharist to pray for and with our deceased sisters and brothers. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christian lives and helps us to remember that just as we have died with Christ, we will be raised with Him. The committal or burial takes place at the cemetery to bless the place of rest of our loved ones. 

St. James Cemetery

Plots in our cemetery, located on Rt. 66 in Ghent, may be purchased during office hours in the parish office at 518-392-4991.

Plots - $600.00

Burial Charges

  Casket Urn
Monday - Friday  $700.00 $500.00
Saturday  $775.00 $575.00
Sunday $775.00 $575.00
Holiday $825.00 $625.00