Pastoral Support for Patients & Family

Chaplains provide support to patients and families during their hospital stay.

Our chaplains are available for all faiths including those with no religious affiliation and, by request, they can facilitate visits by clergy of all denominations.

They can be reached seven days a week and provide support for all patients and family members. They can assist with:

  • emotional distress
  • receiving a new diagnosis
  • a patient who is anxious about a medical procedure
  • those in need of support of prayer, scripture, sacraments or other healing rituals
  • those who need help in identifying resources of faith
  • a patient exploring life’s meaning as a result of a health crisis
  • those who need support in a decision-making situation
  • those who need support and comfort at the end of life and at time of death

For more information, please call Rev. Esther Bowen at 781-979-3011 or Fr. Charles Hughes at 781-979-3010.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic ministers from local Catholic parishes offer prayer and Eucharist to Catholic patients every day (except Saturday). For sacramental emergencies, there is an on-call priest.

Chapel and Meditation Room

We offer a chapel at MelroseWakefield Hospital and a meditation room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. They are open 24 hours a day for prayer and quiet reflection.