We at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center understand the importance of spiritual support and pastoral care in the healing process. Times of illness are never easy, and the support of family, friends, faith communities and religious practices become all the more important.
Our clinically-trained Pastoral Care team is available 24 hours a day to provide spiritual and emotional support to patients, families and Mission Partners regardless of their faith tradition or whether they think of themselves as religious.
As a Catholic health care system, we provide for the sacramental needs of our Catholic patients, including Holy Communion, Anointing and Reconciliation.
We offer regularly-scheduled Masses in our chapel, which is always open and available to all who seek a quiet place for prayer and reflection.
Health and healing involve the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Our Pastoral Care staff members are integral members of the health care team. They come from a variety of faith backgrounds, ministering to all who seek reassurance and comfort. Our services include:
- Pastoral conversation, listening and prayer
- Contacting your clergy person or faith leader
- Support in seeking meaning and hope
- Support in making a difficult decision
- Assistance with an Advance Directive
- Bibles and other Holy Scriptures
- Devotional resources
- Support at the end of life
Our Pastoral Care team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide spiritual and emotional support to patients, families and Mission Partners.
Please call (217) 443-5000 to reach our communication staff who will page a Pastoral Care staff member.
Roman Catholic Mass
Mass is offered Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel. There is an Ecumenical Protestant service on Monday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. as well.
The chapel is located on the first floor of the Medical Center near the elevators.
For Holy Days of Obligation and other special Mass and Service times, please call our Pastoral Care at (217) 504-6453.
Patient and Family Communion
Roman Catholic Patient Communion is offered daily.
Protestant Patient Communion is available upon request.
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
OSF Healthcare offers a CPE program for those interested in training as a hospital chaplain and to serve their congregations.