Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care

The Spiritual Care Department is pleased to be of service to people of all faiths. Our staff chaplains are available to provide spiritual, pastoral and sacramental care to patients, family and hospital staff as requested. With approval, a patient’s pastor or representative from his/her faith tradition can be contacted to provide support in addition to the care offered by staff chaplains.

In keeping with the tradition of the Catholic Church, we value the sacredness and dignify of each human life and promote the healing of the whole person-body, mind and spirit. We believe spiritual care is an integral part of the healing process, and God's healing love is made visible in a very unique and compassionate way.

Knowing a staff chaplain is available and at your side provides the assurance you are not alone in the midst of pain, the uncertainty of surgery, a long-term illness, when experiencing difficulty in communicating with family, or simply when feeling lost or overwhelmed. Always call the hospital operator or contact your nurse, if you would like to receive a visit from a representative or staff chaplain.

Our Spiritual Care Team is here to support you.

How We Can Help

The Spiritual Care team offers:

  • Visitation and prayer
  • Help with difficult decisions
  • Encouragement and comfort
  • Support to family and friends
  • Catholic Celebration of Sacraments
  • Someone to listen to you during a stressful time

Spiritual Care Services

The Sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist are routinely available for Catholic patients. The Catholic Liturgy of the Eucharist is celebrated on Mondays – Fridays at 1:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 8:30 a.m.

For patients belonging to other faith traditions, please contact the Spiritual Care office at 816-943-2782 for additional spiritual needs.

The Chapel of St. Joseph is located inside Entrance C, near the St. Joseph Heart Institute and is available 24/7 for prayer, meditation, contemplation.

Morning Prayer

O God of all hope, whatever happens during this day is in Your hands. In my weakness, strengthen me. Give skill to those who minister to me. Grant me confidence and faith in Your healing power. In Your name, O God, I pray. Amen.

Before Sleep

O loving Peacemaker, into Your gentle arms I place myself and my concerns that I might be free of worry and anxiety. Bless the night with sleep so I may awaken renewed and refreshed, ready to receive the car You have provided. Amen.

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom some; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us other trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Psalms 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
Beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths
For his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
With your rod and your staff
That give me courage.
You spread the table before me
In the sight of my foes’
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
All the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
For years to come.

For more information about Spiritual Care, call 816-943-3287.