Hospital Chaplains

The Archdiocese provides 10 hospital chaplains who serve 13 hospitals in the metropolitan Twin Cities area. Chaplains provide help and support including in the areas of emotional and spiritual adjustment to illnesses and the search for meaning and purpose during difficult times. Chaplains regularly offer support both during crisis situations as well as during on-going care and encouragement during recovery.

Ministry to patients is the Chaplain’s primary responsibility but care and support for relatives and friends is another important part of the role. The hospital staff is another area of pastoral responsibility for the chaplains.

The following are just part of the role of a hospital chaplain, which continues to broaden to address the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and families:

The Catholic Services Appeal covers the salaries and expenses for ten chaplains who serve the following 13 hospitals: 

2019 CSAF Goal Amount: $600,000