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Pastoral Care

Spirituality is a part of every human life. It is our spirituality that lets us feel love, feel inspired by the beauty of a sunset, think about life, give us strength to endure difficult times and to look with hope to our future. We are all spiritual whether we express spirituality through religion or not.

The foundresses of St. Patrick Hospital, the Sisters of Providence, were inspired to bring Christ’s healing compassion to all those in need – and that ministry continues today through the employees of the hospital. By treating one another with respect and compassion, we help to bring God’s healing presence to one another.

Hospitalization often makes us feel helpless. It is not unusual to find ourselves questioning every part of life – including our faith. Spiritual caregivers serve as companions alongside you and your family as you face this time of uncertainty.

Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let your hearts be afraid. John 14:27 

Spiritual Caregivers

You may develop close relationships with members of your healthcare team and choose to share your concerns with them or your friends and family.

In addition, you may wish to visit with a member of our Pastoral Care Team. A Pastoral Care Team is a professional department within the hospital which provides spiritual care for patients, families and staff.

Each Chaplain within the team maintains a national certification and has a graduate degree in Theology. Chaplains are available at all times. In addition to the Chaplains, we have a harpist as part of our team who specializes in music for healing.

We can also contact your local pastor or faith community at your request.

To request a visit by a member of the Pastoral Care Team, please call (406) 329-5789 or ask your nurse to make the contact for you.


Chaplain Services Include:

  • Spiritual care and counseling
  • Non-judgmental listening
  • Prayer
  • Emotional Support
  • Sacramental ministry
  • Support of your religious practices
  • Interaction with all members of the healthcare team
  • Crisis intervention
  • Assistance with Advance Directives (Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare)