The Pastoral Care Team is made up of Roman Catholic priests and other pastoral care professionals who are happy to provide you and your family with spiritual and emotional support while you are a patient here.
We warmly welcome you to Saint Mary’s Hospital. May God bless you and may you receive God’s healing grace today and always.
Saint Mary’s Chapel
The hospital chapel is located on the first floor near the lobby. It is open daily to everyone. In addition:
- Mass is offered daily at 11:45 AM (except Saturday.)
- The Saturday Vigil Mass is at 4 PM.
- Mass is televised daily throughout the hospital on Channel 69.
Comforting meditation music and scripture readings are also available to patients on Channel 69.
Recent Interview with Our Own Chaplain Geri Cappabianca
Hear Chaplain Geri talk about faith, working in a hospital environment, and her book, I Stand Near the Door: Memoirs of a Hospital Chaplain.
Our Pastoral Care team cares for each patient as a whole person; body, mind and spirit. Our interfaith team cares for patients of all religious traditions or no tradition at all. They are here to help you in whatever way they can.
Congregational leaders of churches, synagogues, mosques and temples are encouraged to visit their congregants. If you would like a member of our Pastoral Care team to contact your clergy person, please ask! Throughout your hospital stay members of your Pastoral Care team will always be available to offer the following compassionate services:
- Personalized prayers
- Catholic sacraments such as Communion or the Sacrament of the Sick
- Assistance in working through fears or spiritual concerns
- End of life support
Members of the Pastoral Care team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can ask your nurse to contact the Pastoral Care Department, or you may dial Ext. 3088 to contact them directly.
Ethical & Religious Directives (ERDs)
Saint Mary’s Hospital follows the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs) established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Catholic Health Care Services. For more information on these Directives, please visit the Ethical and Religious Directives section of the USCCB website.
A Prayer for Our Patients and Visitors
O Loving Father, make me conscious now of Your healing nearness. Touch my eyes that I may see; open my ears that I may hear Your voice; enter my heart that I may know Your love. Overshadow my soul and body with Your presence, that I may partake of Your strength, Your love, and Your healing life. Amen.