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Spiritual Health Services
We care for all people--body, mind and soul.

About Spiritual Health Services

Through interfaith ministry, chaplains guide patients and loved ones through illness and healing. Our chaplains are an integral part of the health care team and are committed to serve the spiritual and emotional needs of all people. We are ordained clergy or commissioned lay ministers from various faith traditions. Our staff chaplains are board-certified and assisted by clinical pastoral education residents and interns. In addition, a priest and Eucharistic ministers serve the sacramental needs of our Catholic patients. Chaplains can help make contact with resource persons from other faith traditions (including Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Orthodox) as needed.

Who can benefit from a chaplain visit? Patients, families, staff and volunteers can all benefit from talking with a chaplain, especially those:
  • in spiritual distress
  • whose illness will necessitate major lifestyle changes
  • whose illness is terminal
  • with emotional needs
  • experiencing grief
  • facing end of life
  • with no other spiritual or emotional support available

What can chaplains provide?
  • A listening ear and supportive care
  • Prayer
  • Sacramental acts (communion, anointing, baptism)
  • Ethical consultation
  • Family consultation
  • Grief support
  • End of life care and rituals
  • Pastoral counseling

To request a chaplain visit, call 952-924-5046 and leave a message.
 
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