327 Beach 19th Street, Far Rockaway NY 11691 - Phone: 718-869-7000
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Pastoral Care

Chaplains are here to help patients be meaningful participants in their healthcare and support Hospital staff, so they can serve with excellence. Chaplains will listen to, advocate for and support all persons seeking their help.

The services of clinically trained chaplains are available to all patients and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chaplains visit each patient within 48 hours of admission. The Pastoral Care Department includes lay and ordained intern, resident, and staff chaplains from a wide range of faith traditions (Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim). Our chaplains come from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and speak many languages in addition to English. Chaplains provide spiritual care and, upon request, religious rites and prayers. Chaplains offer spiritual support and guidance that facilitates patients' healing and empowers meaningful participation in their healthcare.


Chaplains lead devotions in St. Joseph’s Chapel and the Jewish Prayer Room, located adjacent to the lobby. Both the chapel and prayer room are available to patients, family and staff for private and group devotions. Juma, Friday prayers for Muslims, is offered in the first floor Boardroom at 1:00 PM every Friday.

Jewish Jewish Prayer Room
Monday/Wednesday at 11 am
Friday at 12 pm
Muslim St. Joseph’s Chapel
Friday at 1:00 pm
Tuesday at 11:00 am
Roman Catholic Mass St. Joseph’s Chapel
Sunday at 11:30 am
Christian St. Joseph’s Chapel
Daily at 10:30 am

Services are televised throughout the Hospital on Channel 8.

Our staff represent a variety of faith traditions and are authorized to share the rites, rituals sacraments and ceremonies of their traditions with patients. They can perform:

  • Emergency Baptisms
  • Episcopal Sacraments & Pastoral Offerings
    • Baptism
    • Communion
    • Ministry to the Sick
    • Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child
    • Reconciliation of a Penitent
  • Kosher and Halal Meal Assistance
  • Muslim Birth Rite
  • Jewish Sabbath Candles and Prayers
  • Roman Catholic Sacraments
    • Confession
    • Anointing the Sick
    • Communion

*Rites not listed will be arranged through local ministers.

Our chaplains are available 24 hours daily through the Hospital’s operator at
718-869-7000 or dial “0” if calling from within the Hospital.