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Pastoral Care

As an integral part of the healing mission of Mercy Medical Center, the Pastoral Care staff at Mercy are a caring group of professionally trained chaplains ministering to individuals, their families and staff. Emotional and spiritual support are available to you when you are:

  • seeking prayer support
  • facing the death of a loved one
  • concerned about a personal relationship with God
  • feeling abandoned by God
  • facing a difficult decision
  • anticipating surgery
  • having difficulty communicating with family
  • coping with long-term illness
  • looking for a friend to listen to a personal problem
  • feeling depressed
  • seeking help to complete Advance Directives

Our Philosophy

Being in the hospital is a stressful situation for patients and their loved ones. As a hospital rooted in the healing mission of Jesus Christ, Mercy Medical Center also understands the important role faith and spirituality can play in alleviating that stress and promoting health and healing. The Pastoral Care Staff ministers to individuals on an ecumenical and non-denominational basis, respecting and affirming all beliefs.

Our Lady of Mercy Chapel

The chapel is located on the first floor next to the 10th Street entrance and is open to people of all faiths for prayer or reflection.

Prayer Requests

Please use the book located outside the Chapel to record special prayer requests or thanksgivings.

Catholic Mass and Sacraments

Mass is celebrated Monday through Thursday at 11:15 a.m. It can be viewed on channel 5 in patient rooms.

Holy Communion is distributed daily to the patient’s room.

The Anointing of the Sick and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are provided and can be requested.

Contact Information

Location:
Mercy Medical Center
701 10th Street
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Level 1

Located on the first floor behind the information desk.

Phone Number:
(319) 398-6106 or ask a nurse to contact a chaplain

Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday through Friday

7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday

On call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.