Religious and Spiritual Support
We offer spiritual companionship to people of all faiths, including those with no religious affiliation. Our chaplains are not here to proselytize but to listen deeply, and to nurture your spirit, courage, and hope in a difficult time.
Chaplains are in the hospital from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) every day and may be paged for emergencies during evening hours. They are available for:
- Bedside visits
- Confidential listening
- Religious consultations or ethical questions
- Rituals and sacraments (as requested)
- Help observing your faith's practices in the hospital
- Conversation and prayers before surgery
- Support for families during surgery
- Prayer for hope, healing, comfort, and peace
Our peaceful interfaith chapel, located on Farley 1 near the Cashier's Office, is always open. You and your family are welcome to use this quiet space for your own prayer or meditation. Rosaries, electric Sabbath candles, prayer rugs and cushions, and scriptures in many languages are available upon request.
In addition, the chapel hosts regular weekly observances and services on special religious holidays. These include Catholic mass, Sabbath candle-lightings, and Buddhist meditation. (A current listing of service times is posted near the chapel door.) The Muslim chaplain can provide directions to local institutions for Friday prayer, Ramadan, and other holy days.
For more information on chaplains and other spiritual support contact Chaplaincy at 1-617-355-6664