As Christians we believe that those who die are gathered to God and ushered into a new life through Christ. The burial rites of the Church provide an opportunity for family and friends to acknowledge faith and hope in the midst of loss, and to commend those we love to God’s never-failing care.
Families should make arrangements with the funeral director of their choice, who will contact the church office to make preparations for the funeral service. Generally, St. James coordinates funerals with Bedrosian Funeral Home and Giragosian Funeral Home. Both are located in Watertown, MA and are familiar with our church traditions.
Funerals may not be performed on religious holidays, major feast days, Saturdays after 3:00p.m., or on Sundays.