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Our Chaplains and Volunteers

Our chaplains: clergy, religious, and lay persons, are trained and certified for hospital ministry and come from different religious denominations.  They respect the religious preference of the patient and do not impose their beliefs or religious practices on anyone-patient or family member.  There is a chaplain present in the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

If you need a chaplain, please call: 215-710-5902 or inform your nurse.

St. Mary chaplains are here to serve as attentive listeners, meeting people wherever they are in their spiritual life and encouraging them on their journey toward healing.  Our role is to be with others at critical points of life to provide comfort, support and compassion in solidarity with one another, and to cross the threshold into another's joy and sorrow in an endeavor to help.

Spiritual Care Volunteers:

We have more than 100 volunteers who serve as friendly Initial Visitors and/or Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, all of whom have been trained for these ministries.