Spiritual Care and Chapel
St. Jude offers Spiritual Care services 24 hours a day, seven days a week
to patients and families of all religious faiths and spiritual traditions.
Services include visitation, spiritual and emotional support, pastoral
counseling, crisis intervention, prayer, sacraments and bereavement support,
as well as support in bioethical issues, including end-of-life care and
decisions. Our certified chaplains work closely with your clergy or religious
leaders while you are at St. Jude.
Chapel services are broadcast on television channel 10. The CARE Channel
on channel 37 offers healing imagery and music. CARE Notes address common
concerns during your hospital stay, and are available in waiting rooms
and patient care areas.
For more information call (714) 992-3000, ext. 3822.
Located on the first floor, the St. Jude Chapel is open to people of all
faiths daily from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. each day. Catholic Mass is celebrated
each weekday at 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at 4:30 p.m., and Sundays at 8 a.m.
No One Dies Alone (NODA)
Providing compassionate companionship for the final hours, our "No
One Dies Alone" program ensures that no patient at our hospital will
ever die alone. This compassionate program gives the reassuring presence
of a volunteer companion to dying patients who would otherwise have no
one else and respite care for loved ones. With the support of the nursing
staff, companions can help provide patients with the most valuable gift:
a dignified death. St. Jude Medical Center believes in the intrinsic dignity
of each person and makes sure someone is there to hold their hand or just
keep them company in their final hours. For more information about this
program, please contact Volunteer Services at (714) 992-2878.