Spiritual Care for Healing and Support

St. Joseph Hospital's pastoral care team provides spiritual and emotional comfort to patients and their family members. Our pastoral care services are tied closely to our ability to deliver compassionate care. We understand that dignity is medicine for the soul and are proud to provide the services that reflect the spirit of our shared humanity and the teachings of the Church.

We respect your spiritual practices and beliefs. All patients, regardless of religious affiliation, are encouraged to call upon our pastoral care team. 

Call 516-520-2706 for more information about our services for patients and their family members.

Celebration of Mass

Our chapel is open for quiet prayer moments and meditations. The Eucharist is celebrated on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Our Services

  • Sacramental needs
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Friendly visits to help brighten your day
  • Bereavement support groups
  • Calling your local clergy person, church, parish, mosque, synagogue, or religious community upon your request

Our Team

  • Priests
  • Chaplains
  • Spiritual care companions
  • Eucharistic ministers
  • Volunteers

Catholic Health's pastoral care team welcomes prayer requests for spiritual support.

Our I-CARE Values

Integrity: We are who we say we are and act in accordance with the splendor of truth of our Catholic moral teaching and our Catholic values.

Compassion: We have compassion for our patients, see the suffering Christ in them, strive to alleviate suffering and serve the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of our patients.

Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Respect: We honor the sanctity of life at every stage of life and the dignity of every person, and incorporate all the principles of Catholic social teaching in our relationships and advocacy.

Excellence: We seek the glory of God in the compassionate service of our patients, and we strive to do the best that can be done, whatever our role.

Our Mission

We, at Catholic Health, humbly join together to bring Christ’s healing mission and the mission of mercy of the Catholic Church expressed in Catholic health care to our communities.


Role of Spiritual Care at Catholic Health


Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services