Coping with a life-changing medical diagnosis is a trying time for patients, residents and their families. Hospitalization often results in a range of emotions, from apprehension and anxiety to relief and elation. If you are in need of spiritual guidance or support for life’s difficult situations, our Spiritual Care staff and volunteers are here for you.
Our chaplains are professionally trained and provide assistance to individuals with many different spiritual preferences. We are prepared to help you connect with your faith community and to facilitate visits from your own pastor in any way we can. We also provide consultation on medical ethics, religious practices, advance directives and end-of-life issues.
Everyone is welcome to visit our chapels to reflect quietly anytime of the day or night.
St. Elizabeth Campus
The chapel at the St. Elizabeth Campus is located just inside the front entrance on the first floor. It is open for prayer from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
St. Luke's Campus
The chapel at the St. Luke’s Campus, the chapel is located next to the Intermediate Care and Observation Unit (ICOU) on the main floor. At The Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, the chapel is located adjacent to the Lobby area.
The chapel at the Faxton Campus is located on the first floor next to the blue elevators.
Spiritual Care Office
The Spiritual Care Office, located in Room 421 on the fourth floor at St. Luke’s Campus, is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Deacon Paul Lehmann and Sister Sharon Ann Boyd are available, as well as other volunteers.
Religious Rituals and Services
Our priority is to ensure that your unique spiritual needs are met regardless of your faith, tradition or spirituality.
The hospital chaplain and/or volunteers are available for patients, residents, family or staff needs. We can provide scriptures and devotional materials upon request.
- For Roman Catholic patients, Holy Communion is available from Eucharistic ministers
- The Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing) and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) are also available from a priest upon request
- For Jewish patients, Kosher meals are available upon request and a Rabbi can be contacted to assist with other aspects of religious observance
- An Imam is available to visit Muslim patients and to offer appropriate guidance and prayers in keeping with Islamic teachings upon request.
By responding to the spiritual requests of patients, residents, families and staff, the chaplains at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare are able to help in the healing process. Contact us at (315) 624-6218 Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. You may also call the switchboard at (315) 624-6000 for spiritual requests after hours if needed. Deacon Paul Lehmann can be reached at email@example.com as well.
If you or a loved one have been touched by the Spiritual Care staff at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and would like to honor the department or a specific chaplain or volunteer, contributions to the MVHS Foundation are appreciated. Funds allow the Spiritual Care Department to continue its services for the patients and families at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. For more information please call (315) 624-5600.