Is there room for me and/or my loved ones to be buried at Saint Louis Cemetery? Yes. Our cemetery is the final resting place for over 1,500 parishioners. The cemetery holds 2,090 gravesites and as of April 30, 2016 there are 516 in-ground plots available. The columbarium has 24 niches available for parishioner cremains.
Does the Catholic Church allow people to be cremated? Yes. The Catholic Church does allow people to be cremated and to have the cremains placed in a niche in the columbarium or in an in-ground plot.
How do I make arrangements to purchase a burial plot or niche in Saint Louis Cemetery? Call the Saint Louis Parish Office at 410-531-6040 and make an appointment to meet with Cemetery Manager, Brad Jones. He will meet with you to discuss your options and choose your site(s). To prepare for the meeting, here are some questions to consider:
What are the costs involved? Your financial resources are an important consideration in buying grave lots, columbarium niches and markers. An individual burial plot in Saint Louis Cemetery is (insert cost), which pays for the plot and perpetual care. Additional costs include the opening and closing of the gravesite at the time of burial and the stipend for the graveside service.
Do I have to pay for the plot(s) at the time of reservation? No, you have one year to pay for your gravesite(s) in full. We ask for a deposit of 10% of the total cost of the plot(s) at the time you reserve it/them and the balance can be spread out over the next 11 months. Your plot must be paid in full before it is used.
Do I have to be as registered at Saint Louis Parish? Yes, In order to be buried at Saint Louis Parish Cemetery, you must be a registered parishioner.