Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

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For emergencies Phone "0" and ask to have the chaplain paged.


Interfaith Chapel
North Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Operating Hours

A Chaplain is onsite Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

During evenings, nights and weekends phone the Nursing Supervisor (718.250.8025) who will contact the appropriate clergy.

The Brooklyn Hospital Center chaplains listen to patients and family with openness and understanding. We respect the personal beliefs of each individual and the ability to draw on these beliefs in responding to illness and recovery.

People do not have to belong to a specific faith community -- or even consider themselves religious -- to call for a multifaith chaplain. We are pleased to assist in meeting spiritual needs and are available to pray with those who request it.

All of our chaplains reflect loving compassion and provide spiritual care and emotional support to patients, their loved ones and hospital staff members.

We care for people of every faith, as well as those who have no religious beliefs or affiliation.


Chaplains visit inpatient areas on a regular basis. The chaplains offer to listen with openness and understanding, respecting patients and their visitor's personal beliefs. A patient does not have to belong to a specific faith community to request a chaplain's visit. A visit may be requested by a patient, family or staff member.

Chapel Services

Wednesday 12.30 pm Non-Denominational Christian Prayer.

Friday 1:10 pm Muslim Juma Prayer.

First Friday Catholic Mass 12 noon.

Church Holydays – Catholic Mass 1 pm


     - Rev. John O’Leary, Director of Pastoral Care, Chaplain
     - Rabbi Gruenzweig, Chaplain

Pastoral Care Volunteers from many faith traditions also visit.
The Department also welcomes the visit of local clergy to their congregant/parishioner patients.

Related Information

A Pastoral Care Training Program is offered twice a year to local community people. Contact the chaplain for more information on this program.

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