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Pastoral Care

Certified Chaplain(s) are available to provide emotional and spiritual support to patients, residents, staff and their families. St. Anthony is privileged to have the ministry of neighboring clergy and priests to assist with the spiritual needs that may arise in the hospital environment.

Pastoral Care Staff is available 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. In case of an emergency, contact the hospital operator (dial “0”) for assistance.

Scheduled Religious Services

  • Catholic Liturgy is celebrated at 9:30 A.M. Monday-Friday and at 10:30 on Sunday. (Times may vary on holidays.)
  • Mass is televised on Channel 3.
  • Morning and evening prayer are led over the public address system each morning.
  • Holy Communion is distributed to Catholic patients daily.
  • Ecumenical Devotions are held Tuesday afternoons at 2:45 p.m. in the Nursing Home Lobby or Adoration Chapel.
Adoration Chapels

Two Adoration Chapels are open to visitors, hospital employees and patients 24 hours a day.  The chapels are located on the second floor of the hospital, in the atrium, and on the terrace level of the Nursing Home.
Chapel visitors may use this peaceful, quiet space to pray, meditate or reflect. Spiritual guidance and support may be arranged through the hospital chaplain. Local clergy may be contacted through the hospital chaplain, social workers, or by calling the hospital operator.

When to Request a Visit From the Chaplain
  • Chaplains are available upon request to help patients and their families with their spiritual concerns during a time of illness.
  • Catholic patients are invited to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick by contacting the Chaplain.
  • Daily Communion is distributed to the Catholic patients by Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
  • Chaplains and clergy are available to support patients and their families as they are facing death and the grief that follows.
  • Chaplains can contact spiritual leaders and clergy of any faith upon request by patients and families.

What to Expect From Your Chaplain

Confidentiality
Referral visits
Good listening skills
Information on support groups
Opportunity for prayer
Spiritual counseling and grief ministry in dealing with loss or death
Guidance regarding questions about medical ethics, life support decisions and organ donation

 
St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401