Pastoral Care Services
Spiritual Counseling for People of All Faiths
Treating the sick and injured goes beyond physically caring for their condition;
helping patients achieve peace of mind is an essential part our care strategy.
Our pastoral services provide patients and their families with spiritual
counseling to help them through difficult times. The pastoral care team
offers help to people of all faiths— we honor every religious belief
and encourage patients to use us as a resource for healing and wholeness.
To access our 24-hour on-call clergy service, call the operator and provide
the patient’s room number and the operator will assist you.
Spiritual Care Helpline
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruption to the national
economy and has affected the daily lives of citizens worldwide. Individuals
are faced with issues like how to pay for their bills and how to care
for their families. These challenges bring about frustrations and anxieties
that many people have to endure, but please know that you are not alone.
During these times of increased stresses and anxieties, spiritual care
is essential to the health and wellbeing of the whole person. The Loretto
Hospital’s Clergy Council members are available to assist you with
prayer and encouragement. We know sometimes prayer can seem difficult,
but our members are ready and willing to pray alongside you.
The Loretto Hospital’s Prayer Line is available via teleconference
weekdays Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
To join the Prayer Line, please dial: 605-313-4822 access code: 696340#
If you need individual prayer, please dial "0"
THE LORETTO HOSPITAL RESOURCES
For assistance with additional resources such as food, clothing or housing,
please contact Pastor Percy Giles at 773-682-6045. If no one is available
at the time of your call, please leave a message with your name and callback
number, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
For patient information, please contact the nurse’s station for each
Critical Care Unit
Outpatient Services Clinic
Community Mental Health Program
For additional information about Loretto Hospital services and resources,
please contact External Affairs at 773-854-5063.
The Chicago Food Depository provides free food to anyone needing it through
local food pantries. Please visit their website at:
Chicagofoodbank.org and put in a zip code to find food in that area, or you can reach by telephone
For information on
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or
Medicaid benefits, call 773-843-5416.
For assistance with housing, please call
Catholic Charities at 773-826-7897 OR
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services at 312-743-0300.