St. Elizabeth'sPatient and Visitor InformationSpiritual Care

Sacraments

Sacraments are made available to Roman Catholics and other Christian patients, in order to provide for their spiritual needs.

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Eucharist

Mass is celebrated in the hospital every day for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors in so far as is possible.

  • Monday– Friday at 12 noon
  • Saturday at 4 p.m.
  • Sunday at 8 a.m.
  • Holy Communion will be offered Sunday through Friday. Catholic Chaplains and trained Eucharistic Ministers offer Holy Communion to those patients who request to receive the Eucharist.

Baptism

Baptism is available to patients in critical condition who request it.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation, after the emergency Baptism, may be administered to any patient who is critically ill, particularly if the chance of survival is minimal.  The Priest Chaplain will be called to administer this Sacrament.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available through Spiritual Care Department at the request of patients, their loved ones, or any member of the healthcare team.  The Priest Chaplain will be notified of the request.

Anointing of the sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered when:

  • A patient becomes seriously ill
  • A patient’s condition deteriorates noticeably
  • Prognosis is poor
  • A patient is preparing to undergo surgery
  • Age of the patient is a factor
  • Patient or a loved one requests the Sacrament

(If possible, the Sacrament will be administered while the patient is in full consciousness.)

For this Sacrament, the Chaplain gives particular attention to those patients who show signs of approaching death.


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