Certainly there are physical challenges posed by an unexpected diagnosis or a lengthy stay in the hospital. But patients and their loved ones can also face spiritual crises.
“It’s a roller coaster,” says Rev. Aidan Lacy, former director of pastoral care at St. Mary’s Medical Center. “With a 3-year-old, for instance, if the patient is having a good day, the family is having a good day. And if she’s not, then the family is not.”
At St. Mary’s, we recognize all faiths and belief systems. Patients and their families will find a small meditation chapel on the first floor of the hospital near the Interfaith Elevators. The chapel is open on a 24-hour basis.
A Catholic Mass is held in the Old Convent Chapel on the St. Mary's campus at noon Monday-Friday.
Our chaplains are available anytime to offer their spiritual guidance to you and your family. Feel free to contact our full-time pastoral staff at (561) 882-6343.