Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care
We provide compassionate spiritual and emotional support to people of all faiths or of no particular faith.
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Being in the hospital can be a difficult time for you, your family, and friends.  Whether you are ill or undergoing a medical procedure, you may find strength in sharing your concerns with a chaplain. We provide compassionate spiritual and emotional support to people of all faiths, or of no particular faith. Our staff of chaplains are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to patients, families, friends, and hospital staff.

Our staff of multi-faith chaplains are available to help you sort through issues of meaning and value as you face the challenge of hospitalization. We are confidential listeners and spiritual advisors. We are here to listen to you, pray with you, connect you with the spiritual resources you may need, and care for your spiritual well-being. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Services

The role of spiritual care in the healing process is widely recognized. Individuals come to the hospital with their own faith, traditions, and resources. Hospital stays can be a time of stress and concern for you and your family members. A chaplain's visit can be a source of reassurance and an opportunity for spiritual reflection. In conjunction with the Pastoral Care chaplains, we offer several additional services. 

  • Spiritual Community
    We welcome visiting clergy and other members of your faith community. It is helpful if you inform your religious leader of your hospitalization; we can assist with this.  

  • Holy Communion
    A group of dedicated lay
    Eucharistic ministers from local Catholic churches assist in offering this, along with our chaplains.

  • Baptism
    Chaplains are able to offer Baptism when the need is immediate and critical.

  • Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
    Formerly referred to as "Last Rites," this service is available to Roman Catholic and Episcopalian patients.  Non-sacramental anointing is available to patients of other traditions.   

  • Prayer Services
    Community Prayer
    Fridays, 12:00pm
    Marcelle Chapel
    B Building, Basement Level
    Muslim Jummah Prayer
    Fridays, 1:00pm  
    ME 747