Marymount Hospital

Pastoral Care & Spiritual Life

Marymount Hospital is a Catholic hospital that welcomes persons of all faiths. It is located on a unique campus and features:

  • Pre-school and day care center
  • Co-ed high school
  • Senior care facilities for independent, assisted, intermediate, and skilled and memory care as well Convent for retired sisters
  • Franciscan Spirituality Center
  • Various shrines and areas for quiet meditations and prayer

Today there are over 330 sisters working in various ministries including counselors, teachers, hospital chaplains, nurses, spiritual directors, social workers, school principals, tutoring and child care, parish pastoral associates and religious education directors.

Since Marymount Hospital is a religiously sponsored institution and strives to remain so, a vibrant spiritual life is nurtured on our campus through the following staff, activities and services.

Pastoral Care Staff»

Our clinically trained Pastoral Care Staff is available for spiritual counsel and support to patients and families. Feel free to inform us of a patient’s presence or special needs, to call us with questions or to ask for assistance. We are here to serve you and your family during your hospitalization. Our goal is to support every patient’s spiritual needs to the best of our ability, whatever their beliefs or affiliation..

  • Joseph Rinderknecht, D. Min., BCC, Director of Pastoral Care
  • Sr. JoAnn Poplar, SSJ-TOSF, Staff Chaplain
  • Janet McDonald, Staff Chaplain
  • Fr. Dennis Mrosso, Priest Chaplain

Prayer Request Ministry»

Prayer requests can be written on special cards provided by the hospital, and mounted on prayer boards located throughout Marymount. Staff members volunteer to pray for these requests daily.

Prayer requests can be taken over a dedicated prayer line by calling 216.584.7803.


A bereavement support group is offered twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. The group meets for five weeks. Sessions are held at the hospital. For information, call 216.587.8141.

Daily Mass Celebrations»

Visitation Chapel (the hospital chapel)
10:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday

Assisi Chapel at Villa St. Joseph
Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, 4 p.m.
Televised on channel 37

Christ the King Chapel in the Loretto Building
10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Sunday.

Memorial Mass»

A Memorial Mass is celebrated at Noon on Sunday three to four times during the year in Christ the King Chapel in the Loretto Building for families who have lost a loved one in the previous months. Contact Pastoral Care at 216-587-8141 for information.

Employee Remembrance»

The Pastoral Care staff offers a memorial service for the loss of a co-worker at Marymount Hospital. In the Visitation Chapel, employees are invited to write a message to the family of the deceased employee in a Book of Remembrance. This book is given to the family.

Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine»

All patients, visitors and employees of Marymount Hospital are welcome to visit the Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine. The shrine is located behind the Loretto building in a garden area with landscaped paths and is surrounded by the Stations of the Cross.

Contact Us»

For more information on spiritual life and pastoral care at Marymount Hospital, call Chaplain Joe Rinderknecht at 216-587-8141 or Sr. Jo Ann Poplar at 216-587-8140. Email:

Feel free to contact us. Your questions, concerns and requests are welcome.

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