Located: 1st Floor, next to the Patio Grill Coffee Shop
“Before you were made in your mother’s womb I knew you.” Ps. 139
The Pastoral Care staff focuses on the spiritual and/or religious needs of our patients, families and medical center staff. We believe there is a part of the human person that reaches for that which is beyond the self.
Mass is celebrated in Mercy Medical Center’s Chapel located on the first floor of the Kellenberg wing at the far south end of the Main Corridor. The Chapel's balcony is accessible on the second floor.
Monday through Friday - 12 Noon
Sundays - 9 a.m. and 12 Noon
Mass also is televised on closed-circuit TV channel 99, and Telecare may be seen on Channel 29. These channels are available to every patient, even those who do not subscribe for TV service.
Chaplains are available daily for all our patients. Formal religious affiliation is not necessary in order to request a chaplain. Chaplains listen, support, pray, and/or provide counsel respecting each person’s beliefs. They can arrange to contact a patient’s clergy or faith group or simply be a quiet, comforting presence.
Roman Catholic priests are available daily to offer the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick for our Catholic patients.
Clergy of different faiths, including a rabbi, a Greek Orthodox priest and an imam, are available upon request.
CHS Spiritual Care Companion Volunteers also augment our staff with friendly visits to our patients during the daytime.
Hospitality rooms are available for emergency, short-term stays or on the Sabbath for observant Jewish family members of our patients, along with electric Shabbat candles.
A Kosher Kitchen is stocked by Achiezer.
A Muslim prayer room is open to patients’ families.
A Nondenominational Meditation Room is available in the lobby.
Kindly call the Pastoral Care Office at 516-705-1414 for any of the above services.
Pastoral Care DOES work in the spiritual dimension, but we will help with whatever we can to make our patients’ stay here as pleasant as possible!