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St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT

Pastoral & Spiritual Care Services

Creating an environment of spiritual care

Patient and Visitor Information, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, ConnecticutFor more information, please call 203-576-5110.

The Pastoral Care Department at St. Vincent’s Medical Center is dedicated to providing quality spiritual care and support for our patients, their families and our staff along with supporting community clergy in their ministries to our patients.

Our Pastoral Care Department Chaplains offer services 24-hours a day, seven days a week to persons of all faiths. Interfaith prayer services are offered routinely throughout the hospital. Other religious services are also offered to recognize specific Holy Days of various faiths. The chapel is always open for prayer and meditation. We warmly welcome community clergy and pastoral visitors to the Medical Center to visit members of their congregation and help to provide spiritual care and support.

Patient and Visitor Information, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, ConnecticutThe Medical Center is sensitive to religious traditions as well as to the different spiritual needs of the patients and the various demands of their families while they are in our hospital. Official local religious representatives are ensured access to their congregants as long as they have secured an official St. Vincent’s Medical Center Badge and follow hospital policies. 

Please note that representatives from the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) Hospital Liaison Committee are available to discuss with the Witness those alternatives from a Scriptural point of view (Phone # 203-387-4374).

An application for a St. Vincent’s Medical Center ID Badge for clergy along with hospital policies and procedures can be obtained at our Pastoral Care Department office located on the Main level of the hospital next to the Virginia O’Brien Fortin Chapel or by calling (203) 576-5110. 

  • Morning and Evening Prayer is heard overhead at 8 am and 8 pm.
  • Daily Mass is celebrated weekdays at 12:00 pm, 3:45 pm on Saturday and 7:30 am on Sundays in the Virginia O’Brien Fortin Chapel located on the Main Level of the Medical Center. 
  • Patients may view the daily Mass from the room TV on Channel 54.
  • Holy Communion distributed daily to patient rooms.
  • Anointing of the Sick is available upon request.
  • Sabbath Candles on Friday.
  • Various Holy Days and religious observances are celebrated throughout the year.
  • Spiritual literature is available outside the chapel for patients and families. 
  • Soothing music is available in the chapel and available for hospice rooms.
 For more information, please call 203-576-5110.
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