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At Providence Mission Hospital, we believe in the importance of whole person care - body, mind, and spirit. Our spiritual care team is dedicated to supporting the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families, and caregivers. Our chaplains are trained to provide pastoral counseling, crisis intervention, prayer, bioethical decision-making support, and bereavement support.

We provide holistic spiritual care to persons of all faiths, including those without religious affiliations. Upon request, our team can contact your priest, pastor, rabbi, minister, imam or lay minister.

The pastoral care department is composed of highly trained interfaith chaplains who provide confidential and non-judgmental support. Through active empathetic listening, our chaplains help our patients and their families find hope, inner strength and meaning, helping them cope with the present crisis.

At the request of the patient or their family, a chaplain can coordinate spiritual or pastoral care and contact their faith community’s clergy. Community clergies are encouraged to contact the pastoral care department at 949-364-7711 with any needs or concerns, as chaplains will partner with them to provide spiritual care.

Our spiritual care services provide much-needed support and peace of mind. Led by our chaplains, our services include:

  • C.A.R.E Channel
    • The C.A.R.E Channel on channel 76 in Mission Viejo and channel 95 in Laguna Beach offers healing imagery and music.
  • Living Life Again Grief Support Group
    • A free, 10-week grief support group for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one, Living Life Again is led by one of our chaplains. The program includes discussions about the grief process and allows participants to express their feelings in an open and safe environment.
    • New sessions begin every four months. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 949-364-7711 or complete the online registration form.
  • Advance Directives
    • Forms are available for patients, their families, and caregivers. Chaplains are available to answer any questions you may have while completing this document.
  • Sacraments
    • For our Catholic patients, the Sacrament of the Sick, Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are available upon request.
  • Interfaith Prayer
    • We value our multi-faith approach to spiritual health, which allows us to provide resources and to serve the unique needs of each patient while respecting everyone’s chosen spiritual path.

Mission Viejo
The chapel at our Mission Viejo campus is located near the Tower 2 lobby on the first floor. It is open 24 hours a day and all are welcome. Catholic Mass is celebrated seven days a week at 1 p.m. and is broadcasted to all inpatient rooms on channel 96.

Laguna Beach
Upon entering the hospital’s main lobby, the chapel is located to the left. Although Catholic Mass is not celebrated at this time on our Laguna Beach campus, the chapel provides a space for quiet prayer and reflection, 24 hours a day.