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Spiritual Care

We believe that spiritual care plays an important part in the healing process and Mercy Health System members strive to meet the spiritual needs of people of all faiths and religions.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Mercy Fitzgerald ChapelChaplains and volunteers in Mercy Fitzgerald's Pastoral Care Department visit patients each day to offer prayer, support or sacraments, as needed or requested. All are trained as interfaith ministers.

Chaplains are available upon request  during working hours and through  nursing supervisors after hours for crises only.

Chapel Services

The fifth floor chapel is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. A smaller chapel on the second floor is open 24 hours a day for prayer and reflection.

Patients may view chapel services on TV Channel 39. Reflection and meditation programs are available 24 hours a day on Channel 41.
  • Mass Schedule (5th Floor Chapel)
    Monday-Friday 12:00 p.m.
    Saturday 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 7:45 a.m.
  • Reconciliation (Confession): Daily at 11:30 a.m. in the 5th floor chapel.
  • Holy Communion: Distributed daily to patients and by request.
  • Memorial Services: Offered quarterly for those who have died at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Families of the deceased will be notified of date and time.

Contact Pastoral Care or a Chaplain

Weekdays: Call 610.237.4760 or 610.237.4738 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Weekends: Call 610.237.4740 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

Spiritual Care at Mercy PhiladelphiaMercy Philadelphia's board-certified chaplains offer compassionate pastoral presence and counseling to patients, families and employees who are experiencing stress, suffering or other spiritual and emotional needs. Chaplains can facilitate connections with a patient's own minister, pastor or Imam. 

Chapel Services

A chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital and is open at all times for prayer and reflection.

Mass Schedule

Mass is celebrated in the chapel each Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. Patients can view the Mass on Channel 7.

Holy Communion is distributed daily by chaplains or volunteer Eucharistic ministers.

Ecumenical Prayer Services and Commemorations

Various prayer services for people of all faiths are held on special days throughout the year. Announcements are posted on bulletin boards and outside the chapel.

Morning and Evening Prayer

A prayer is broadcast each morning and evening over the hospital public address system.

Prayer Experiences

Prayer and fellowship is shared in the first floor chapel each Wednesday at noon.

Centering Prayer Meditiation is held the second Tuesday of each month in the on-call room next to the seventh floor conference room.

Soothing harp music is offered in the first floor chapel on the first Tuesday of each month and various times throughout the month in the nursing units for patients and staff.

Mindfulness meditation and guided meditation opportunities are available upon request.

Contact Spiritual Care

For more information, or to have prayer books, bibles or other inspirational material brought to patients, call 215.748.9440 on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or weekends from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mercy Suburban Hospital

Mercy Suburban ChapelThe Spiritual Care Department at Mercy Suburban includes a staff chaplain who is available for patients and families. Priests from local parishes share responsibility for sacramental ministry to Catholics, and religious sisters and laity do assist.

Clergy of all faiths are welcome to minister to their church members and patients may ask that a call be placed to their place of worship.  Patients and families of all faiths may request a visit from any member of the Pastoral Care Department. 

The chapel is open 24 hours a day and is located on the first floor of the hospital. Questions about our Spiritual Care support may be directed to 610.292.6829.

Chapel Services

Our chapel, located on the 1st floor of the hospital, is open at all times for prayer and reflection.

Mass Schedule

Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass) is celebrated for Catholics on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the hospital chapel.

Eucharistic Prayer Services are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 a.m. 

Both family members and patients are welcome to celebrate with us.

Morning and Evening Prayer

Broadcast daily over hospital public address system.

Nazareth Hospital

Nazareth Hospital ChapelIn keeping with Mercy’s mission to support the overall strength and well being of the family, Nazareth Hospital’s Spiritual Care Team provides understanding and comfort in your time of need.

Our team includes Priest Chaplains, Staff Chaplains and volunteers, both lay and religious.

Patients and families of all faiths can request a visit with a member of the Spiritual Care Team. Nazareth offers a listening presence to help patients and their families deal with recent illnesses or deaths. A staff member is available to contact a patient's minister, rabbi or priest at the patient's request. Ministers from all denominations are welcome and encouraged to visit with their congregational members.

Mass is held daily in Nazareth Hospital's chapel, and televised in patient rooms. Mass schedules are published weekly and are available at the hospital.

To find out more about spiritual care services at Nazareth, please call 215.335.7654.

Mercy LIFE

Mercy LIFE Spiritual CareMercy-Ful Companion Program

Mercy LIFE believes in the holistic care of each participant. The Mercy-Ful Companion Program provides emotional and spiritual support for participants who may be coping with difficult health or personal issues.