Pastoral Care at St. Joseph's
Our Pastoral Care staff is available seven days a week for patients and their loved ones. Mass is celebrated in the chapel on various days at 12:05 p.m. Patients may listen to soothing music or view the chapel 24 hours a day on channel 26. Prayer is offered over the Public Address system in the morning and evening. Holy Communion is distributed to Catholics on a daily basis. The Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Sick are available to Catholics.
The Pastoral Care staff is also available for:
Patient Visitation & Counseling
Crisis & Grief Support
Collaboration with Local Clergy & Faith Communities
Staff Assistance, Support & Counseling
Other Helpful Links:
As Death Approaches
Helping the Dying
I am Grieving
No One Dies Alone:
No one dies alone is a volunteer program supported by compassionate companions that provide the reassuring presence to dying patients who would otherwise be alone.
St. Joseph's employees and volunteers are invited to participate in No One Dies Alone. No nursing skill is necessary. Compansions should be willing to hold the hand of the patient, read to them, play music and assist in comfort care measures. Companions are asked to volunteer to be available during a time of their choosing. For more information contact the Pastoral Care Department at Ext. 425.
|555 St. Joseph's Boulevard, Elmira, New York 14901, (607) 733-6541|