Spiritual Care | Sturdy Memorial Hospital | Attleboro, MA

Spiritual Care

A Roman Catholic priest or deacon and Interfaith ministers serve as chaplains to patients, families and staff. The chaplains can contact leaders of other faiths at our request. If you would like to receive communion or a visit from the clergy, speak to your nurse or call the chaplains directly. If your visitors would like a quiet spot for prayer, the Chapel, located near the Main Lobby, is always open.

Chaplains support the philosophy of total patient care expressed by our hospital and its administration. This philosophy seeks to include the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of all patients.

Our Chaplains:

  • Work as members of the hospital care team
  • Are sensitive and highly trained listeners who attend to the human and spiritual needs of patients and staff
  • May offer prayer and/or sacraments when requested
  • Are helpful with family counseling and crisis intervention in the Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Care Center
  • Provide reassurance and moral support for staff when difficult issues arise
  • Will notify local religious leaders at the patient’s request


Assisting the Chaplains with daily visits to patients and in caring for their spiritual needs are trained area volunteers who serve as Eucharistic Ministers.

Clergy Contact Information

Catholic Chaplain: 508-236-8560 or 508-236-8561

Protestant Chaplain: 508-236-8550

Rabbi: 508-222-2243

Pastoral Care demonstrates a dedication to human dignity, an appreciation for individual differences, a balance of acceptance and accountability, a dedication to justice and mercy, and an incarnation of love and hope. The Chaplain crosses institutional, economic, cultural, and ecclesiastical boundaries to represent a God who has demonstrated a desire for wholeness in human life.

Flower & Gift Delivery

We deliver to patient rooms! Flowers and gifts can be ordered over the phone and will be delivered by a staff member to the patient. Call us at 508-236-8044 to place an order.

Upcoming Events

  • Sep
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    In this class you will learn techniques for proper relaxation and breathing to help you during your labor and delivery.
  • Sep
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Our Best Beginnings class is for expectant mothers looking for more information about breastfeeding.
  • Sep
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Sign up for this one-evening session that will teach you everything you need to know about administering infant CPR.
  • Sep
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Our Oncology Department holds a Breast Cancer Support Group on a regular basis for those undergoing treatment for breast cancer, as well as survivors.

Cheer Cards

You can send a patient a Cheer Card by selecting from the many different templates we have available on our website. Cards may be emailed directly to the patient or printed and delivered to the patient by a staff member or volunteer.

Send A Cheer Card!