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Mercy is committed to caring for your spiritual, emotional and physical health. Our integrated approach to health care reflects the rich legacy of the Sisters of Mercy, since 1831, and our founder Catherine McAuley. Mercy eagerly embraces and welcomes people from diverse spiritual and cultural backgrounds.
Mercy chaplains are trained spiritual care professionals and integral members of the health care team. Everywhere and every place we serve we want to meet you… face to face, electronically, in a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office and we will provide a place of safety and hope for you to explore your spiritual needs.
Whether you receive a new diagnosis or difficult prognosis, face a hospital stay or surgery, grieve losses or experience family or personal needs, we are here to assist you.
We also provide spiritual care services to the Mercy Rehab Hospital, David C. Pratt Cancer Center, Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital, Mercy Children's Hospital, Mercy Behavioral Health on Conway and all Mercy Clinic offices. The contact for those facilities can be made through the Pastoral Services Office at Mercy Hospital St. Louis at 314-251-6470.
A chaplain is available 24 hours a day in house. Call the operator at 314-251-6000 during evening/night hours.
People of all faith traditions are welcome in our chapel. It is located on the first floor (lobby level) of the hospital.
Monday - Friday - 12 p.m. (Noon)
Saturday - No Mass
Sunday - 9 a.m.
Mass is televised on Channel 18 into patient rooms.
Sacraments/Rites and Rituals:
Holy Communion, the Sacrament of Anointing the Sick, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and other rites and rituals can be celebrated upon request.
Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact a chaplain, dial 0 from within the hospital and give the operator your request. During the day, you may call the Pastoral Services Office at 314-251-6470 or 16470 from a patient's room.
Mercy chaplains can help with bereavement and grief concerns. Resource materials are available as well as information on grief support groups.
Mercy Grief Support Group meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month. Please call 314-729-4410 for further information.
Welcome to Mercy!
Thank you for your ministry in the lives of the individuals and families you serve in your faith community. Extending your care to them while they are hospitalized is very important. Mercy values pastoral care as a significant element of the healing process. We appreciate the important contribution you make to our patient’s lives and the ongoing spiritual connection you provide.
As colleagues in ministry, we want your comings and goings from the hospital to be as convenient as possible and we want to be available to help you in whatever manner you need. Please feel free to call us at 314-251-6470 at any time with questions about how to navigate Mercy Hospital.
We look forward to our shared ministry.
Want to help? Mercy’s Pastoral Services Department offers various volunteer ministry opportunities to individuals who are active with local denominations or faith groups. If you wish to join the Pastoral Services team in a volunteer capacity, you need to complete an application through the Volunteer Services Department.