Spiritual Services

Access spiritual services, including chaplains of various faiths, places of worship, worship schedule and prayer resources, including an inspiring faith-based prayer line.

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Chaplains, ministers of any faith, can help support people who may be feeling anxious or facing difficult decisions. They maintain confidentiality in counseling relationships.

Chaplains available at Cleveland Clinic include*:

  • Priests (Catholic and Eastern Orthodox)
  • Pastors (Protestant and Non-denominational)
  • Rabbis
  • Imams

For Catholics, priests and Eucharistic ministers offer sacramental ministries, including the Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing) and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).

Request a priest, pastor, rabbi or imam:

From a patient's room:
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Phone: ext. 42518
Evenings, nights or weekends, your nurse can page 22956.

From outside of the hospital:
Phone: 216.444.2518

*Special requests for ministers of faith groups not represented in the Department are handled adhering to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.

Places of Worship on Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Chapel

The Catherine T. and John E. Gallagher Family Chapel is a quiet, peaceful place for prayer, meditation and reflection
Location: Cleveland Clinic main campus, Glickman Tower (Q Building), First Floor

Muslim Prayer Room

The Sheikh Maktoum Prayer Room for Muslim patients, visitors and Cleveland Clinic employees is available for use at all times.
Location: Cleveland Clinic main campus, Glickman Tower (Q Building), First Floor (Across from the Chapel near the Q elevators).

Friday Prayer is offered at 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. There is an adjoining prayer area within the prayer room for Muslim women who desire to join communal prayers.

Labyrinth on the Rooftop

A labyrinth is a form of walking meditation or prayer and is available on the rooftop of the Miller Pavilion on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A Spiritual Care Department staff member is there to provide basic instructions and offer direction as needed.

The following weekly services are available. For more information on services available for specific religious holidays or if you would like information on local places of worship and religious communities, please contact the Spiritual Care Department at 216.444.2518 or ext. 42518 from any patient room.

Christian Ecumenical Worship
Sunday 11 a.m. Ecumenical Worship Chapel
Wednesday Noon Ecumenical Worship Chapel
Catholic Worship
Sunday Noon Catholic Mass Chapel
Monday Noon Catholic Mass Chapel
Tuesday Noon Catholic Mass Chapel
Wednesday Noon Catholic Communion Service Chapel
Thursday Noon Catholic Mass Chapel
Friday Noon Catholic Mass Chapel
Muslim Prayer
Friday 12:45 p.m. Muslim Prayer Room
Friday 1:45 p.m. Muslim Prayer Room

Prayer Line

Would you like an inspiring message? Listen to a recorded prayer. Verbal prayers of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faith traditions are available.

  • Phone: 216.445.7200 (or 57200 from a patient's room).
    • Press "1" to hear a Christian prayer.
    • Press "2" to hear a Jewish prayer.
    • Press "3" to hear a Muslim prayer.

Prayer Requests

A three-ring binder of public prayers and prayer requests for inclusion in personal prayers is in the Chapel, which is located on the first floor of Glickman Tower, near the Q elevators. A chaplain will pray these prayers daily.

Reflective Readings and Prayer Aids

The Spiritual Care Department provides reflective reading and prayer literature, as well as some prayer aids, upon request by calling the Spiritual Care Department at 216.444.2518 or ext. 42518 from any patient room.

These include:

  • The New Testament and Psalms
  • “Prayers for Comfort and Healing”— a collection of prayers from various faith traditions
  • Other materials from specific faith traditions
  • Prayer aids, including rosaries, novenas and electric Shabbat candles are available to assist individuals in their practice of prayer.

Labyrinth Meditation Walk

Dates & Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Location:  Rooftop (Miller Family Pavilion)

Chair Massage & Reiki

Dates & Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Location: Rooftop (Miller Family Pavilion)

Healing Services

Sometimes, you just don't feel like talking at all. In collaboration with a team of holistic nurses and manual therapists, the chaplains offer access to other modalities of treatment for pain, anxiety or generally feeling ill-at-ease. These modalities, under the Healing Services banner, may include healing touch, Reiki, guided imagery and more. We work with you to find approaches that you are comfortable with. 

Please call 216.445.9543 or have your nurse place a Healing Services referral.

Spiritual Care

The Spiritual Care Department provides for the religious and spiritual needs of patients, their families and loved ones, and also Cleveland Clinic staff and employees.

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