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Spiritual 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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Pastoral Care staff offer spiritual support to patients through presence, prayer and listening. They assist patients and families in clarifying value issues, dealing with ethical concerns and completing advanced directives.

Additionally, pastoral care staff provide a spiritual presence to those who are dying and their family members, and at other times of crisis. Staff also lead blessings, memorial services and other special prayer services.

For more information, call 618-526-5327.

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Spiritual care offers:

  • Spiritual assessment
  • Patient and family support
  • Prayers, sacramental/denomination needs
  • Pastoral conversations
  • Memorial services
  • Advanced Directive assistance
  • Resources/References for grief support sessions
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The hospital chapel is on the first (main) floor, just off the main lobby, next to the Pastoral Care Office. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Everyone is invited to visit the chapel for prayer and meditation.