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Spiritual Care

Providing spiritual care to our patients and their families


Prayer Request | Frequently Asked Questions

A hospital stay can be a frightening, anxious and sometimes lonely experience. We know that your spiritual care is also an important part of the healing process. Members of the Spiritual Care department at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital are available to you and your loved ones during your time in the hospital. Our chaplains are trained in clinical pastoral education who understand the special needs of hospital patients, their families and hospital staff.

We offer:

  • Pre-surgical visits
  • Administer the sacraments, including Holy Communion and baptism
  • Preside over Mass, memorials and other special services
  • Crisis intervention and grief support
  • Assistance with Advanced Directives such as Health Care Power of Attorney documents.
  • Power of Attorney downloadable in English or Spanish
  • End-of-life and ethical issue counseling
  • Services relating to organ and tissue donations

Location and Hours:

Spiritual Care is located on fifth floor of the hospital next to the Chapel. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Contact Information:

618-234-2120, Ext. 51091

Additional resources
Bible Gateway - Read and search scripture in over 90 different Bible translations, listen to more than 20 audio bibles and read several different commentaries. The free app allows you to take personal notes as well as share verses on social media. Bible Gateway is available for download through the App Store and  Google Play Store, or you may visit their website to learn more.  HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is not affiliated with Bible Gateway. Do be advised the app offers additional in-app purchases.