Spiritual & Pastoral Care

Libertas’s mission and vision statement is, “To reveal God’s healing love by healing the human heart and spirit with compassion and supportive presence”.

Caring for your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is a primary concern of Libertas. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, Libertas embraces a holistic ministry to all dimensions of the human person: body, mind and spirit.  

Being a patient can be stressful and profoundly affect you and your loved ones. During joyful times, your spirit soars. During times of crisis or illness, your spirit can become heavy.

Often, questions and concerns arise when you are in treatment. You may experience fear, anxiety or loneliness. Perhaps your faith is uncertain. Maybe you feel lost, confused or overwhelmed. These feelings are common and none of us are immune to them. St. Francis knew the importance of a healing touch and encouragement during these times.

The Spiritual/Pastoral Care Department includes Spiritual Care Ministers from the Catholic and Protestant traditions, volunteers, a priest who provides the sacraments and a Director. We can also contact ministers of other faith traditions. Your priest, minister, rabbi or other spiritual leader is welcome to visit you while you are here. If you, or a family member, want to talk to someone from Pastoral Care, please tell your nurse or counselor.

Holy Communion is offered at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Monday - Friday for all patients who have registered as Catholic. If you are not Catholic and would like to receive communion, please talk to your nurse or counselor. You can request communion from your non-Catholic religious tradition from your pastor.


All are welcome to our Chapel at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, a place set apart for prayer and quiet. Our Chapel, located on the first floor, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People of all faiths are welcome. We are pleased to share it with you.


Walk our labyrinth, gaining insight, focus or peace. At Libertas, we understand recovering from substance use disorders can be filled with twists and turns, leaving someone unsure of which direction to go. To reflect this, we have installed a labyrinth, a winding circular path with no shortcuts or easy way out. This labyrinth is not a maze or a puzzle, but rather an opportunity for patients to walk with devotion and thoughtfulness towards the center of their lives as believers. We invite all patients and clients to take the opportunity to prayerfully walk our labyrinth, gaining insight, focus or peace.