Pastoral Services at Deaconess
The Hospital Chaplain at Deaconess and Deaconess Gateway is available to provide for your spiritual and emotional needs during your stay. Whether you are a patient, friend or family member of a patient, spiritual care providers are available 24 hours a day.
Chaplains provide support to patients and friends or families of patients in a number of environments. You may request to speak to a chaplain at any time during your hospital stay. please contact Religious LIfe at 812/450-2260 or by e-mail.
Reasons to Call a Chaplain
- You wish to speak to a caring person.
- You would like help contacting your church or religious community.
- You would like support for a friend or family member.
- You feel anxious or upset about a situation.
- You would like communion, prayer or the Sacrament of the Sick.
- You would like a special prayer before surgery.
Resources and Rituals
Chapel services are held on Wednesday at 3:30 at Deaconess. Special seasonal chapel services are held at both Deaconess and Deaconess Gateway. The Chapel remains open 24 hours a day for quiet time and prayer.
If you are unable to attend chapel services in person, and are hospitalized at the Deaconess Hospital main campus, the weekly service and special services are broadcast on Channel 78.
Publications and Reading Materials
Bibles are provided in patient rooms and in the chapel at Deaconess and Deaconess Gateway. Sacred writings from other faith groups are available in the chapel as well.
A prayer book is available outside the Chapel at Deaconess and Deaconess Gateway. Our Chaplains gather daily to pray for those named. You may also send a prayer online. One of our Chaplains will offer a prayer for you or your loved one.
Morning Meditation Prayer
You are welcome to join our chaplains in the chapel for morning prayer and meditation. Please contact Religious Life for times.
Daily devotionals, written by clergy in the community, are provided each morning on meal trays. If you do not receive a devotional, please contact us so that we can provide one to you.
812/450-2260 or by e-mail