Spiritual Care Resources
"A crisis in health almost always results in a crisis in our sense of meaning, identity and purpose. It is at these times that we are most dependent on our spirituality. " Brian Zimmer, Director of Mission SPH
Spirituality is expressed in the attitudes, beliefs and practices which empower people's lives and help them to know hope, experience healing, and to embrace community with others. St. Paul's Hospital is committed to providing quality spiritual care in the health care setting in an effort to help others through words, acts and companionship,
Presence and listening are two expressions of caring that prove to be important for the achievement and maintenance of health.
Spiritual Care providers are on site from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily, and on call during off hours. In addition, there are Chaplains available who represent various Christian traditions including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Mennonite, Anglican and United. We also welcome the opportunity to help you contact spiritual caregivers of your particular church and those of other faith traditions.
Confession, Communion, and the Sacrament of the Sick(anointing) are readily available upon request.
The chapel is located on the 3rd floor. A Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
*Note: In 2013 the memorial service in March will be moved up to March 23 because March 30 is Holy Saturday.
Through its Spiritual Care Education Centre, St. Paul's Hospital
provides education accredited by the Canadian Association for Pastoral
Practice and Education. Two units of Clinical Pastoral Equation (CPE)
are offered annually by the resident Spiritual Care Educator who
collaborates with the Hospital's Spiritual Care Department in
establishing clinical placements for students. These programs are
comprised of four hundred hours of instruction and experience with 200
hours of classroom and small group work and 200 hours of clinical
practice on the wards of the hospital.
For further information please contact the Spiritual Care Educator, Brian Walton, for more information at 655-5827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.