The Prayer of Faith
Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. - James 5:13-14
Role of the Hospital Chaplain
Hospital Chaplains provide emotional and spiritual support to patients/residents, family members, and staff. The individual acts as the staff representative of the Archdiocese, collaborating with the pastoral/spiritual care and counselling/social work staff of the hospital, and liaises with outside religious communities to provide appropriate assistance to patients, families and staff of the hospital. The Pastoral Care Specialist is responsible for the pastoral care ministry to the Roman Catholic patients and their families in the hospital.