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Hospital Ministry








  • The Archdiocese has assigned hospital priest chaplains to provide ministry in large acute care hospitals in the GTA.
  • Archdiocesan priest chaplains provide sacramental care as well as pastoral care, spiritual guidance and prayers at the bedside.
  • Despite restrictions in some hospitals, priest chaplains continue to have access to hospitals.
  • To see a priest, the patient or a family member should make a formal request at the nursing station
  • If a patient is gravely ill, do not wait for the last minute to request the attendance of a priest.
  • If hospital staff incorrectly inform you that a priest is not available please contact the hospital’s Spiritual Care Department.