The Spiritual Care Department
In keeping with our Catholic identity, St. Joseph Medical Center seeks
to deliver compassionate healthcare in a manner that offers opportunities
for patients, their family or hospital staff to experience the holiness of God!
The Spiritual Care Department welcomes you into our hospital. Our goal
is to provide you with quality, holistic care which embraces the whole
person: body, mind and spirit. We believe all human beings deserve to
be treated with respect, dignity and compassion.
Our professional chaplains are Board Certified and provide our best spiritual
care to patients, their family and hospital staff of diverse backgrounds,
and also reach out to persons who may not embrace a particular faith or
A priest chaplain is available daily to offer sacraments for “Anointing
of the Sick,” “Reconciliation” and the “Last Rites.”
For emergency Spiritual Care support after 3:30 PM (Mon. – Sun.),
patients and family members may contact their parish priest, minister,
or church representative for support.
At St. Joseph Medical Center, Catholic Mass is celebrated Monday –
Friday, at 1:30 p.m., and Sunday, at 8 a.m., in the Chapel of St. Joseph
which is located near the Heart Institute (Medical Office Building- C
entrance. Catholic mass is televised on closed circuit TV in patient rooms
on Channel 67, and Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is televised
on channel 40. The Chapel of Saint Joseph is open 24/7 for quiet contemplation
and prayer, and all are welcome!
Call a chaplain for prayer and encouragement before surgery, for assistance
with arranging a visit from your priest, pastor, rabbi, or cleric, when
feeling afraid or anxious, for assistance with advance directives and
healthcare decisions, for comfort when a patient is dying, and for additional
strength, courage and hope. To have a chaplain paged, please dial “0”
for the hospital operator, or speak with a nurse.
Anonymous Hotline Number: 816-654-2786
Please call this number, if you believe a violation of the Ethical Religious
Directives or a situation that lessens our Catholic Identity has occurred.
Catholic Charities Kansas City-St. Joseph
Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Catholic Community Hospice
- Missouri – (816) 523-5634 (Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte)
- Kansas – (913) 621-5090 (Johnson County)