Bethesda Chapel & Spiritual Care

Bethesda Hospital

Long-term acute care for medically complex patients.
Bethesda Hospital

Bethesda Chapel & Spiritual Care

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 services

Services are also broadcast on Channel 6.

Ecumenical worship service: Sundays at 9:30 am, channel 6
Ecumenical eucharist service: Tuesdays at 11 am, channel 6
Catholic Mass: Thursdays at 11: 30 am, viewed on channel 6
Interfaith refection services: Fridays at 12:30 pm, Bethesda Chapel (also available on channel 6)
(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.



Church of Christ

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints



  • River of Life Christian Church
    739 Summit Avenue