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The Johns Hopkins Hospital Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently providing limited religious services. Catholic mass is held on Thursdays at 12 p.m. outside next to the fish pond in the Peterson Family Courtyard. All other services are temporarily suspended.

The Bunting Interfaith Chapel remains open 24 hours a day, with a capacity of 16 people.

photo of Christus Consolator shot from below'Christus Consolator,' or 'The Divine Healer' located in the lobby of the Billings Administration Building.

Our full-time chaplains, community clergy and other staff members can provide patients, families and friends of all faiths spiritual care and chaplaincy, sacramental ministries, help with advance directives, and other spiritual support.

Our spiritual care and chaplaincy team includes Protestant ministers, Roman Catholic priests, an Episcopal priest, and others who can be contacted upon request, including a Jewish rabbi, Buddhist priest, Muslim imam, and Hindu pandit.

To speak with a chaplain or to request a spiritual caregiver of a particular faith:

  • Call 410-955-5842, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Call 410-955-4331 for urgent needs at other times
  • Or ask your nurse to contact a chaplain

Bunting Interfaith Chapel

The Bunting Interfaith Chapel hosts weekly worship services and is open 24 hours a day, providing a serene place for prayer, meditation and reflection. Located in the Main Level/Arcade of the Zayed Tower, the chapel is open to people of every faith who seek spiritual shelter.

Our Weekly Worship Services

The Johns Hopkins Hospital provides weekly worship services and around-the-clock pastoral care. Your own clergy person, faith community leader or spiritual counselor is also welcome in the hospital.

Catholic Mass

A listing of services in local Catholic parishes may be found on the Archdiocese of Baltimore website. Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy staff (410-955-5842) can also can also give you information about the most convenient parishes to the hospital campus.

The Sunday Mass will be held at 1:00 pm in the Bunting Family Interfaith Chapel, as will the Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon.

Jewish Minyan

Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Bikur Cholim Kosher Hospitality Suite, Blalock 175, which is open at all times to patients and family members in need of quiet space and kosher snacks. Bikur Cholim, a volunteer auxiliary service, provides this ministry.

Kosher meal offerings are available in the Cobblestone Café retail area. Additionally, patients and guests visiting in patient rooms may order kosher meals by calling 410-502-3663, no later than 6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. for patients).

Muslim Jumu'ah

Congregational prayer on Friday at 1:15 p.m. in the Bunting Family Interfaith Chapel.

Sunday Time with the Chaplain

A Chaplain will be available on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in the Bunting Family Interfaith Chapel for prayer, reflection and sharing sacred texts.

Reasons to Seek Spiritual Support

Emotional and Spiritual Support

People often turn to a Higher Power for comfort and support during treatment. When you are ill, you may want to pray with a chaplain. Chaplains can provide emotional and spiritual support while you are in the hospital, by:

  • Listening with respect and without judgment
  • Facilitating discussion of difficult events
  • Providing partnership in prayer
  • Offering comfort in times of distress and anxiety
  • Respecting your religious traditions and spiritual practices
  • Supporting your family and friends

Religious Rituals and Resources

At The Johns Hopkins Hospital, you will have access to:

  • Scheduled worship services
  • Resources such as Bibles, rosaries, and Shabbat candles
  • Sacraments and rituals (baptisms, blessings, naming ceremonies, Holy Communion, Annointing of the Sick, Sacrament of Reconciliation)
  • Assistance with completing an advance directive/living will
  • Conversations about end-of-life decisions
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