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.
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
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
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.
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.