The Pastoral Care Program
Our Pastoral Care Program caters to all faiths. We offer locations for prayer, thought and reflection. Our Chapel is located near the Lobby on the first floor. Our Shabbos Room is located on the Ground Floor.
About Pastoral Care
Orange Regional’s Clergy help people of all faiths find:
- Meaning, healing, hope and comfort
- Release from stress
- Inner peace
Clergy members provide Pastoral Care to:
- Allow patients to be in touch with their own beliefs
- Encourage growth through their experience
- Meet patients where they are –- spiritually and emotionally
Clergy can have a profound impact on patients and their families in confronting life’s most challenging times.
Who Benefits from Pastoral Care?
Patients, families, friends, staff, community – everyone!
When Should You Call Pastoral Care?
When patients or families are:
- Experiencing conflict, despair or losing hope
- Confronting serious illness
- Facing surgery
- Suffering from trauma
- Facing life situations which seem to contribute to illness or complicate healing
- Searching for hope or meaning
- Facing difficult ethical decisions about treatment
- Lacking supportive family, friends or a congregation within visiting range
To request a visit by a member of our clergy, please contact the Pastoral Care Office at extension 1014.
Who Provides Pastoral Care?
Certified and experienced professional Clergy. This includes community faith leaders such as Pastors, Rabbis, Priests, Ministers, Imams and other religious leaders and specially-trained volunteers.
Orange Regional welcomes Ordained Ministers to visit our hospital throughout the day and in the evening. Patients and visitors can also request their own religious representative on site and can ask the Pastoral Care Office for assistance by calling extension 1014.
- Catholic Mass every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel
- Catholic Mass every Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m. in the Chapel
- Protestant services every Sunday evening at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Our Chapel is a place for prayer and is located just inside the main entrance of the hospital, to the right of our Customer Service Center. For patient and visitor convenience, the Chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Televised services in patient rooms (via channel 94)
- Dial-A-Prayer Program: If you would like a member of our Clergy to pray for you or a loved one, please call our Prayer Line at extension 1255 and leave your intentions.
- A Shabbos Room is available to the Jewish community for comfort and nourishment. It is located on the ground floor of the hospital.
- A number of local Rabbis are available to visit the hospital
- Local Catholic Churches bring Communion to the patients five days a week
- A Catholic Priest is available to hear Confessions and to administer the Sacrament of the Sick to our patients
- Licensed Eucharistic Ministers from local Episcopal churches bring Communion every Sunday
Bibles, Qur’ans, electric Shabbos candles, pray cards, rosaries, Scapulars and devotional books are all available upon request. Prayer rugs are also provided inside of the Chapel.
A bereavement support group is available for anyone who has lost a loved one. It is facilitated by Orange Regional’s Coordinator of Pastoral Care, Deacon Richard Trapani, and is hosted at Orange Regional’s Community Health Education Center, located at 110 Crystal Run Road, in Middletown. If you are interested in joining the support group, please call the Pastoral Care Office at 333-1014.
The Pastoral Care Program is ever-growing to meet the needs of all patients.