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Catholic Health Locations

Catholic Health Home Care
144 Genesee Street
2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
565 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY 14220

Mount St. Mary's Hospital
5300 Military Road
Lewiston, NY 14092

Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

St. Joseph Campus
2605 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225


Supporting You Spirtually & Emotionally

Our system is committed to giving support spiritually, emotionally and psychologically to patients as they move through their illness.

Often, when people are diagnosed with an illness, they are stunned. They may not be able to do anything about the illness and they never expected it to happen to them. At times like this, people need support in talking about their situation.

Our spiritual care professionals assist patients, family and staff in understanding the relationship between the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of one’s well-being. We use a multi-faceted approach to healing, which can include art and music.

Why Spiritual Care?

You may benefit from spiritual care if you:

  • feel depressed or emotionally upset
  • need help coping with a crisis, such as the death of a loved one, diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, or other traumatic experience
  • are preparing for a life change, such as admission into a nursing home
  • have a critical or terminal illness
  • want someone who will listen to your hopes, fears and uncertainties
  • want to experience inner healing, find meaning in life, have someone to pray with or talk about religious concerns

Services for All Faiths

Qualified chaplains from all faiths are available for consultations, prayer, counseling and to provide the Sacramental ministry.

24-Hour Support

Chaplains are on call 24 hours-a-day.

They are available around-the-clock to be present, to listen, support and to pray with patients as they and their families journey through the healing process.

Spiritual care is offered to patients, residents, families and employees throughout Catholic Health.

Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Chaplains

A Spiritual Care staff member may be called at any time by dialing the operator or by contacting your nurse.

The Spiritual Care office is located across from the Chapel on the second floor and can be reached by calling 447-6191.

Chapel

The hospital chapel, located on the second floor, is a place of quiet religious beauty for prayer and meditation.

It is open 24-hours every day.

Religious services are open to all and are held in the chapel unless otherwise noted. Chapel masses are also broadcast over Channel 13 on the hospital’s closed-circuit television system.

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Chaplains

A chaplain can be reached through a nurse, any hospital staff member, or the hospital operator by dialing “0”.

Chapel

The Mercy Chapel, located on the third floor, is a place of quiet religious beauty for prayer and meditation and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. All masses are broadcast live on patient televisions, Channel 28.

Catholic Mass Schedule

  • Monday - Friday: 12 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6:30 a.m.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital

Chaplains

Spiritual Care services may be requested by calling the Spiritual Care office at 298-2399.

A chaplain is available daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If there is a more immediate need, call the hospital’s main number at 297-4800.

Chapel

The Mount St. Mary’s Chapel, located on the 1st floor off the Main (South) Lobby, is a place for prayer and meditation. It is open 24-hours-a-day.

People of all faiths and denominations are invited to visit our chapel to spend a few moments of quiet reflection. Our Prayer Intention book, where you may write your personal intentions, is located in the rear of the chapel.

A Roman Catholic mass is held on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

Sisters of Charity Hospital

Chaplains

A chaplain is available 24-hours-a-day and can be reached through a nurse, any staff member or by dialing 0 and asking for the chaplain on call.

Chapel

The Marillac Chapel, located on the second floor, is a place for prayer and meditation. It is open 24-hours-a-day.

Religious services are open to all and are held as follows:

Catholic Mass Schedule

  • Sundays and Holy Days - 8 a.m.
  • Monday - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday - 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday - 11 a.m.
  • Thursday - Friday - 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday - 5:30 p.m.

Protestant Worship Schedule

  • Tuesday - 2 p.m.

Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus

Chaplains

A Chaplain can be reached through a nurse, any hospital staff member, or the hospital operator by dialing “0”.

Chapel

The hospital chapel, located on the first floor, is a place of quiet religious beauty for pray and meditation and is open 24-hours a day.

Religious services are open to all and are held at the following times:

Catholic Mass Schedule

  • Monday - Friday - 6:30 a.m.
  • Saturday - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday - 9 a.m.
  • Holy Days – to be determined

Home Care

Chaplains may be contacted through the patient's nurse, therapist, aide or through the Home Care Office at (716) 685-4870.

Chaplains may also be contacted directly:

  • Sr. Constance McGregor, RSM, at 706-2303
  • Sr. Mary Ann Mundy, SSMN, at 706-2409

Professional Development

Catholic Health promotes excellence in its spiritual care ministry by training chaplains through its accredited Clinical Pastoral Education Program.