A hospital chaplain, as a representative of a religious tradition, engages insights from theology, psychology, sociology, religion and spirituality in working with individuals, couples, families and groups to promote human flourishing and health.
Care for the human spirit is an integral part of the healing process within Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Since 1997, pastoral care staff and volunteers have touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals. We strive to reach people at the deepest level of their existence and continue the mission of Jesus as He sought peoples’ physical, mental and spiritual healing (John 6:35, 11:25–27).
Catholic health care ministry witnesses to the sanctity of life. Chaplains work to help persons discover and engage their own spiritual resources and are prepared to minister to people of all faith traditions and nontraditional spiritual practices. Reflecting the love and teachings of the Church, we seek to uphold the dignity of every individual and provide religious and spiritual needs of all those we serve. We invite you to call upon the pastoral care staff, whether or not you follow a specific religious tradition.
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 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
Department of Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education
Clinical Pastoral Education Program
Available Programs and Dates
Annual Notice and Student Records