Spiritual Care - St. James, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Health System Spiritual Care professionals use core beliefs, values and inner strengths to inspire hope and alleviate suffering. We believe your culture, faith and spiritual practices are vital resources for your healing and well-being, especially in times of transition and vulnerability.
You matter. We are here to assist with the spiritual care needs most important to you and your loved ones. We also are a liaison to faith, spiritual and cultural communities at your request. Learn more about the Spiritual Care offerings below:
The Spiritual Care team's services include:
- Advance care planning support
- Crisis intervention
- Decision-making support
- End-of-life care
- Ethical concerns
- Exploration of spirituality and meaning
- Grief support
- Liaison with faith, spiritual and cultural communities
- Life transitions and coping
- Providing sacred readings or materials
- Rituals and sacraments
- Staff support
While patients are the primary recipients of care, family members and friends of patients, as well as staff, may benefit from these services.
- Make sacraments and other religious observances, such as Ash Wednesday, or arrange community clergy to provide those services.
- Offer ecumenical memorial services in the medical center to meet patient, family and staff needs. Services are usually offered in the chapel or a conference room.
Chaplain availability is limited on weekdays, and they see patients, families and staff by referral. Chaplains are available in person or via telemedicine technology.
On evenings and weekend, contact the on-call chaplain. The chaplain will set an appointment time if a chaplain isn't available immediately.
About the team
Many clinical members of the Department of Spiritual Care are board-certified by a recognized national accrediting agency. Six chaplains cover daily and rotational on-call care. They represent the Baptist, Converge and nondenominational, Lutheran, Polish National Catholic, Roman Catholic and Presbyterian faiths. A Roman Catholic priest is usually available for sacramental needs.
The chapel is available 24/7 in room 1-734 of the hospital. The chapel has removable partitions, a stained-glass window and comfortable seating for loved ones.
- Clinic spiritual care consultations are scheduled through health care professionals at your clinic location. Let your health care professional know if you would like a consultation for a chaplain visit.
- Spiritual Care: 507-625-4031
Chaplain /Spiritual Care services are provided based on chaplain availability. For emergencies, contact the on-call chaplain at 507-625-4031. For nonemergencies, call 507-594-2677 on weekdays.