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Spiritual Care at UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore

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Our Mission and Support Services

Chaplains of the Office of Spiritual Care offer support to patients, families, and staff.

As part of the health care team, we're committed to the care of the whole person. As chaplains, we aim to identify the spiritual and emotional needs of all who desire our services.

We provide healthy and meaningful care that connects with each person’s spirituality.

Our spiritual support services

  • Visit patients and families.
  • Listen compassionately.
  • Offer prayer.
  • Help clarify questions of meaning and ethical dilemmas.
  • Respond to crisis and emergency situations.
  • Offer religious services and rituals.
  • Assist patients and families to contact their own clergy, spiritual advisor, or community support group.


  • Bibles
  • Catholic devotional items
  • Inspirational reading materials
  • Prayer rugs
  • Qur’ans
  • Sabbath candles
  • Sacred literature from diverse traditions
  • Yahrzeit candles

Educational opportunities

  • In-service presentations to staff members and nursing students.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education and Training Program, accredited by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

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Pastoral Care Channel 75

Providing programming for emotional and spiritual support for patients, families, and staff.


  • Monday-Friday  11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.

Protestant Worship

  • Sunday 10 a.m.

Additional Programming

  • Faith based programming
  • Information of the Office of Spiritual Affairs

Scheduled Religious Services at UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore

Catholic Mass

Monday–Friday: 11:30 a.m.
UPMC Montefiore Rogal Interfaith Meditation Room, 7 Main

Saturday: 4 p.m.
UPMC Montefiore Interfaith Chapel, Rogal Interfaith Meditation Room, 7 Main

Sunday Catholic Mass
Sunday: 11:30 a.m.
UPMC Presbyterian Interfaith Chapel, 11th Floor

Christian Prayer Meeting

Wednesday: noon
UPMC Presbyterian Interfaith Chapel, 11th Floor

Islamic Prayer Service

Friday: 1:30 p.m.
UPMC Presbyterian Interfaith Chapel, 11th Floor

Jewish Observances

Sabbath and holiday 
Contact: 412-647-7560

Kosher food requests for patients at Presbyterian and Montefiore

Contact: 412-864-5137

Food requests for guest trays at Presbyterian

Contact: 412-864-3912

Food requests for guest trays at Montefiore

Contact 412-864-3810


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Chaplaincy Staff and Contact Information

The chaplains see patients by visiting on units, as well as by receiving referral requests from patients, family members, and staff.

Special volunteer Ministers of the Eucharist offer Communion to Catholic patients Sunday through Friday.

Contact information

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"No One Dies Alone"

The human presence in the patient’s final hours will be provided by specially trained volunteers called “Compassionate Companions.” These volunteers will serve at the patient’s bedside reading, praying, or just providing a compassionate presence.

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