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Spiritual Care
271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104

The Spirit is a natural dimension of each one of us. Spirituality describes an understanding and awareness of relationships, an appreciation of a life purpose and a capacity to make meaning with regard to persons or events experienced in life. For many people it is their spirituality that helps them cope with illness, trauma, loss, and even death. As clinical members of a holistic healthcare team, chaplains play a vital role by journeying with people searching to make meaning of such life events.

At Mercy Medical Center the chaplains demonstrate their dedication to human dignity through their deep respect for the uniqueness of each individual’s spiritual journey.

Chaplains are available to:

  • Visit with the sick
  • Provide spiritual and emotional support for families and staff
  • Provide assistance in understanding advance care directives
  • Facilitate alternative modes of healing
  • Facilitate family meetings to encourage understanding of the plan of care
  • Participate in a continuum of spiritual care that emphasizes connection to local priests, ministers, rabbis, imams or other spiritual advisors or faith groups
  • Offer the sacraments: Reconciliation, Eucharist, and the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Support Groups include:
  • Weekly Cancer Support Group
  • Monthly Caregivers’ Support Group
  • Weekly Grief Support Group
The contact person for Support Groups is Sr. Madeleine Joy, S.P. at 413-748-9453.

For more information please feel free to contact us.

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