Pastoral Care

In 2012, CHS celebrated its 15th anniversary as the health care ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Each member organization within this integrated system retains its Catholic identity and religious history. Since 1997, pastoral care staff and volunteers have touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals, providing healing and spiritual comfort to those in need.

Pastoral care services are tied closely to our ability to deliver compassionate care for people from all walks of life and of every religious belief and ethnic group. We understand that dignity is medicine for the soul and are proud to provide the services that reflect the spirit of our shared humanity and the teachings of the Church. Our staff respect your spiritual practices and beliefs, and we invite you to call upon the pastoral care staff, whether or not you follow a specific religious tradition. 

To learn more about the Clinical Pastoral Education and Chaplaincy programs, visit the Long Island Chaplaincy Forum.

Request a Prayer

Our online prayer requests are for anyone in need of spiritual support during difficult circumstances. Please click on the link below, then complete and submit the form.

Request a Prayer

Request a Visit

If you would like a chaplain to visit a patient in a CHS facility, please click on the link below, then complete and submit the form. Your message will be forwarded to the Pastoral Care Department of the particular facility. 

If the message pertains to anything other than a prayer or visit request, we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Request a Pastoral Visit

For more information, contact:

Caterina Mako, BCC, ThM
System Director of Chaplaincy
245 Old Country Road
Melville, NY 11747
(631) 465-6277

Dawn Dziegelewski
Pastoral Care Assistant
245 Old Country Road
Melville, NY 11747
Tel. (631) 465-6283/Fax (631) 465-6523