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.