Many spiritual paths

What is keeping you going in a time like this?
Where are you finding your strength?
Your hope? Your peacefulness?

Chaplains honor every journey of faith and are here to assist you in meeting your unique spiritual needs. Rather than promote any specific beliefs, we listen respectfully to nurture your spirit during this time of physical healing.

What we do

  • conversation and prayers before surgery
  • bedside visits during a hospital stay
  • support for families during surgery
  • confidential listening
  • worship leadership within the hospital
  • consultation religious or ethical questions
  • rituals and sacraments when requested
  • care for your spirit during your physical healing
  • help you observe your own faith practices in this setting
  • pray for hope, healing, comfort and peace

We are available

Chaplains are in the hospital from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. During evening hours, chaplains may be paged for emergencies.

Chaplains at Boston Children's Hospital

Rabbi Susan Harris, Director, MHL, BCC
 Jewish  617-355-8095
Rev. Ann Haywood-Baxter, MDiv, BCC
United Methodist Church       857-218-4780

Yulia Kazakova, MTS

Shannon Kin, MDiv, BCC Roman Catholic 617-355-4775
Imam Ibrahim Sayar, MA
Muslim 857-218-5238
Rev. Michele Torres, MA, MDiv, LMHC, BCC
Episcopal (Spanish speaking)
Melissa Vela, MDiv, BCC
Roman Catholic










Rev. Ross Goodman, DMin (night chaplain)

Rev. Beth Loomis, MDiv (weekend and night chaplain)

Hobson Louis, MDiv (per-diem chaplain)

Contact us

Call the page operator at 617-355-6363. Ask for a chaplain to be paged. A nurse can also page for you.



A directory of local churches, synagogues and mosques with phone numbers and websites is available in the chapel or online at the Pluralism Project, Harvard University.

Scheduled Worship Times

Check announcements of the chapel door for details and times of weekday services, including Vipassana “Insight “ meditation and weekday Roman Catholic Communion services.


  • Vipassana “Insight “ Meditation, Wednesdays at 8 a.m. in the chapel
  • Meditation cushions available for your use at all times



  • Boston prayer schedule
  • Multi-faith chapel (with prayer rugs and Qibla) open at all times for daily prayer
  • Juma prayer on Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Patient Entertainment Center (PEC)
  • Special events for Ramadan and other holy days


  • Services scheduled for special holidays

Roman Catholic

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the chapel, Communion service followed by the rosary
  • Special services for Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Eve


Contact us

For more information about our spiritual care services and interfaith chapel, please contact us:

Phone:  617-355-8095

Rabbi Susan Harris
Director, Department of Chaplaincy


Boston Children's Hospital

Chaplaincy Department

Farley Building, First Floor, #106

300 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02115