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