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Mass is celebrated in the hospital for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors on Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m, in our chapel. The chapel is located in the Draper lobby, to the right as you enter from Washington Street.

Holy Communion is offered Sunday through Friday. Catholic chaplains and trained Eucharistic ministers offer Holy Communion to those patients who request to receive the Eucharist.


Baptism is available to patients in critical condition who request it.


The Sacrament of Confirmation, after the emergency Baptism, may be administered to any patient who is critically ill, particularly if the chance of survival is minimal. The priest chaplain will be called to administer this Sacrament.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available through spiritual care department at the request of patients, their loved ones or any member of the health care team. The priest chaplain will be notified of the request.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered when:

  • A patient becomes seriously ill
  • A patient’s condition deteriorates noticeably
  • Prognosis is poor
  • A patient is preparing to undergo surgery
  • Age of the patient is a factor
  • Patient or a loved one requests the Sacrament 

For this Sacrament, the chaplain gives particular attention to those patients who show signs of approaching death.


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