Hospital Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care

Catholic pastoral care in the Diocese of Broken Bay is the ministry of presence, “being for others”, to patients, families and staff. That includes:

  • Building relationships
  • Listening to life stories without judgement
  • Articulating empathy and respect
  • Nourishing, sustaining and guiding especially in times of grief and trauma
  • Enlivening the spirit
  • Providing ritual, prayer and sacraments when requested.

 

 

New energy surges into a person’s life when they have a sense that someone is truly listening to them ...

CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay provides designated priests and lay pastoral care practitioners to seven hospitals within the Diocese. More than 4000 hospital patients welcomed our bedside visits in the past year.

Hospital Pastoral Care Contact
Royal North Shore Hospital Louise Smith M: 0427 662 513
Hornsby Hospital Anna Pawlak-Simpson M: 0417 135 159
Sydney Adventist Hospital Anna Pawlak-Simpson M: 0417 135 159
Gosford Hospital Peter Brown M: 0418 616 602
Wyong Hospital Br John Verhoeven M: 0427 255 804
Northern Beaches Hospital Denis O’Brien M: 0439 009 932
Mona Vale Hospital Denis O’Brien M: 0439 009 932

 

For more information please contact:
Coordinator, Hospital Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care
P: 0418 616 602

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