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Spiritual and Pastoral Care

Our organizational mission statement is, “To reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry.”

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At HSHS Holy Family Hospital, we know that health of spirit is essential for complete healing.  That is why our Pastoral Care department stands ready to offer the spiritual and emotional support integral to our holistic model of care.  We understand the anxieties and fears that often accompany serious illness and are here to provide a spiritual, peaceful presence, to listen and to pray.

For more information, contact 618-664-1230 x 8003.

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The HSHS Holy Family Hospital Chapel is a peaceful, beautiful space and is always open for visits from patients, family members and colleagues of all faiths.

Mass is celebrated weekly on Thursdays at 11:00am.  All are welcome to attend. 

(Mass is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

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Additionally, we offer:

  • Pre-surgical visits
  • Assistance with Advance Directives such as Health Care Power of Attorney documents
  • Provide for the reception of Holy Communion and other Sacraments
  • Contacting and welcoming clergy of all denominations for our patients
  • Leading memorials and other special services
  • Resources/references for grief support
  • Help with clarifying end-of-life and ethical issues
  • Spiritual presence to the dying and their family members