Bethesda Hospital, a member of HealthEast, offers Spiritual Care to people of all religions, cultures and faith traditions. Chaplains provide spiritual support by listening, praying, offering Sacraments, facilitating communication and helping resolve ethical concerns.
Bethesda’s interfaith chapel and the meditation room are located on the first floor. Both the chapel and meditation room are open 24 hours and available for prayer and meditation.
Your faith needs
Your own pastor or faith group leader is welcome to visit you while you are at Bethesda. Chaplains make regular visits with patients and families at Bethesda. In addition, a chaplain and a Roman Catholic priest are available at all times for emergency needs.
In the event that you have a particular faith group need, the Spiritual Care department has a list of available clergy and faith group leaders in the St. Paul area.
Bethesda's spiritual care services
For the Daily Meditation Line, call 651-232-2481.
Chaplains are available Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, and on-call for urgent needs.
To request Spiritual Care, call 651-232-2060.
Bethesda Chapel servicesServices are also broadcast on Channel 6.
Ecumenical prayer service: Wednesdays at 12:30 pm
Protestant worship: Sundays at 11 am
Catholic Mass: Wednesdays at 11 am
(Catholic Communion ministers also bring Communion to Catholic patients in their rooms several times a week.)
Local places of worship
Visitors to Bethesda are invited to worship at St. Paul's many churches, temples and synagogues. A few local houses of worship are listed here.
- First Baptist Church of St. Paul
499 Wacouta Street
- Assumption Catholic Church
51 West 7th Street
- Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
- St. Louis Catholic Church
506 Cedar Street
Church of Christ
- St. Paul's United Church of Christ
900 Summit Avenue
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- St. Paul Minnesota Temple
2150 N. Hadley Avenue, Oakdale
- Church of St. John the Evangelist
60 Kent Street
- St. Paul's Church on the Hill
1524 Summit Avenue
- River of Life Christian Church
739 Summit Avenue
- Islamic Institute of Minnesota Assalam Mosque
1460 Skillman Ave East, Maplewood
- Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill
105 University Avenue West
- Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
700 S. Snelling Avenue
- Central Park United Methodist Church
639 Jackson Street
- Fairmount Avenue United Methodist Church
1523 Fairmount Avenue