Spiritual Care

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 organized religion.

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.

Additional Resources

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)