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Spiritual Care Services
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1301 15th Avenue West
Williston, ND 58801

701.774.7474

MarkBekkedahl@CatholicHealth.net


Spiritual Care Ministry addresses the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, their families, and staff by providing support, encouragement, prayer, and presence for those to whom we minister.

The presence of the Spiritual Care Department at Mercy Medical Center assures patients, families, and staff that in times of crisis, as well as routine medical care, chaplains are available to meet with them and minister appropriately.

The Spiritual Care Department consists of staff and volunteer chaplains. Chaplains are normally available each Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and one chaplain is on call evenings and weekends. Chaplains believe in a team approach to healing and are responsive to the needs of other health care professionals with whom they work.

Routine services include:

  • Visiting with patients/residents daily
  • Charting information as necessary
  • Being involved in care plans
  • Providing Communion, Sacrament of the Sick, Reconciliation, and Baptism as requested
  • Offering support and spiritual guidance
  • Providing inservice opportunities for the spiritual growth of staff
  • Providing pastoral counseling for staff
  • Assisting patients and families during the final stages of illness and at time of death
  • Being present during trauma or disaster codes

Spiritual Care provides discussion groups and spirituality lectures for Mercy Recovery Center and the Mental Health Unit as arranged by the Department Directors.

Worship opportunities are provided for patients and families.  Mass is held Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in the Mercy Medical Center Chapel.   Extended Care Chapel is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  Prayer services are also provided for various events during the year (i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.).

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