It is the goal and prayer of the St.Vincent Williamsport
Pastoral Care Department to meet the spiritual concerns of our patients,
their loved ones, and hospital associates as fully as possible.
There is a Blessed Sacrament Chapel located in the Registration and
Waiting area. It is always open for personal prayer and reflection. A
Prayer Request Book is also in the chapel for anyone to share their
concerns, knowing that other people will join in prayer for them.
The chaplain works with the Bi-County Ministerial Association in
honoring the patient’s cultural, spiritual and religious belief and
practices. Upon receiving consent from the patient, his/her religious
or spiritual minister/director is notified. The Ministerial Association
plans and carries out services and ministries throughout the community
for persons with emergent needs or who are experiencing a crisis.
Community worship services are also planned throughout the year.
Pastoral Spiritual Care
Various spiritual practices are inculcated in the Norman routine and
practice of the Pastoral Care Department. Daily Reflections and Prayers
are broadcast over the PA system. Special services for prayer and
spiritual practices are celebrated in the chapel such as National Day of
Prayer, Ash Wednesday Service, and other special occasions. Mass is
celebrated in the chapel on the Feast Days of St. Vincent de Paul, St.
Louise de Marillac, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and on other scheduled
days. Upon request the chaplain provides Protestant communion, and Fr.
Rasner ministers the Catholic Eucharist.
Regular hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nursing Staff Personnel will contact the chaplain for you. You may
request to see a chaplain at the time of registration. The Registration
Desk, Nurses Station, and Emergency Department can contact a chaplain 24
hours a day.