Spiritual Services

Chaplain visits are available for patients, family members and staff of all religions, spiritual orientation, and those with no specific religion.

Bibles and other religious items are given upon request. Other services that are offered include hearing confession, prayer, Holy Anointing, Holy Communion, providing Sabbath candles, prayer mats, and assisting with any religious concern or practice, including those related to dietary customs.

Interfaith Chapel

Our interfaith chapel, identified by the lovely stained glass door, is located on the 5th floor of the Tower building (near the Danbury Hospital’s main entrance and elevators). It is open 24/7 for private devotion, prayer and meditation.

In the chapel, we also provide a variety of inspirational booklets for patients, staff and visitors. With copies of scripture and writings from various faith traditions, our interfaith chapel is open 24/7 for those who want to pray, meditate, reflect or simply sit quietly.

The Spiritual Care Department provides a designated area for private Muslim prayer with a prayer rug and several Qurans available.

A Roman Catholic Mass, open to all, is held every Saturday at 4 p.m. That Mass is also broadcast throughout the hospital on Channel 73.

Upon patient request, we offer assistance with referrals to local religious leaders and faith communities.

Help Making Hard Decisions

We help clarify spiritual issues and ethical dilemmas, and assist with living wills and advance directives.

Support Groups

We facilitate support groups and other spirituality groups throughout the hospital for patients as well as staff members.

Grief Recovery Method® Support Groups

We offer an 8 week program periodically throughout the year. To register or for more information, please call 203-739-7135 or email Chaplain Beryl Knudsen at beryl.knudsen@wchn.org

Inpatient Spiritual Care Channels

Channels 75 and 76 provide relaxing programming of continuous ambient music and nature scenes as well as guided imagery.