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Spiritual Care

Mackenzie Health is pleased to offer Spiritual Care Services to help patients and their families discover a sense of hope and peace by assisting them to reclaim the sacred in their lives either through the rites and rituals of their faith traditions or through those principles and life experiences that give meaning and purpose to them. Our Multi-faith Chaplain and our Rabbi are available to assist you during your stay at Mackenzie Health. They are able to contact the clergy and representatives of the various Faith communities in the Greater Toronto Area to come and visit with you.

Our Multi-faith Chaplain is available each week day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and our Rabbi is available Monday to Thursday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  You may contact either of them by asking your nurse or your social worker to call or you may contact the Chaplain at ext. 7562 or the Rabbi at ext. 7871.

After hours your nurse canpage the on-call multi-faith chaplain, the On-call Rabbi or the On-call Catholic Priest who will come to confer the Sacrament of the Sick and/or the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).

 

Services

  • The Eucharist (Mass) is celebrated each Friday morning at 10:50 am on the fourth floor of the A-Wing in the Recreation/Dining Room
  • An Ecumenical Prayer Service is held each Sunday morning at 10:00 am on the fourth floor of the A-Wing in the Recreation/Dining Room.
  • Songs of Faith, a celebration of hymns, prayer and reflection is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am in the Dining Room on the third floor of the A-Wing
  • During the year the feasts of Rosh Hashanah, Hanukah, Christmas, Purim, Pesach (Passover) and Easter are commemorated at the hospital.
  • For those of the Roman Catholic Faith, Holy Communion is offered by Eucharistic ministers during the week.

Meditation Chapel

We have a multi-faith Chapel located on the first floor of the A-Wing which can be used for private prayer and reflection.

Mackenzie Health / 10 Trench St. Richmond Hill, On. L4C 4Z3 / Richmond Hill Line: 905-883-1212 or Vaughan Line: 905-832-4554 / TTY Service: 905-883-2123